Thursday, June 24, 2010
Yesterday Judge Hellerstein held what the media is calling a "fairness" (in scare quotes) hearing on Wednesday and approved the settlement proposed for resolving the cases in the WTC Disaster Site litigation. Everyone was supportive, including Ken Feinberg.
Here's an interesting twist:
Tom Hayes of the A/P reports that the judge appointed Roy Simon of Hofstra to monitor attorney-client communications on the plaintiffs' side: "The monitoring would, ostensibly, reduce the possibility that some clients could be bullied or frightened into accepting the deal, or misled about how much money they might stand to receive." See the article here on MSNBC.com