Monday, March 22, 2010

Judge Hellerstein Rejects Proposed 9/11 First Responders' Settlement

The New York Law Journal reports here.  Judge Hellerstein indicated that the settlement formula was too complicated for each individual plaintiff and that the attorneys' fees (33% of each award) were too high.

This will be an interesting story to watch, as he seems to essentially be conducting a class action-style fairness hearing on a group of cases consolidated as an MDL.

RJE

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