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Zadroga Act Lawyer Money Dispute – Again!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The law firms of Napoli Bern and Worby Groner & Edelman continue to receive bad press in the major New York daily newspapers – the latest being the New York Post on January 20, 2011.  As usual, it once again involves a "fee dispute" on 9/11 World Trade Center cases.

"In court papers filed yesterday, lawyer Paul Hoffman said he’s "appalled" that Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern is seeking a piece of the estimated $5,000 his firm will collect from its clients’ settlements", according to the Post.
The Napoli Bern and Worby Groner & Edelman law firms stand to collect almost $140 million in legal fees for the 9/11 lawsuit against New York City and others. Now they want a piece out of Mr. Hoffman’s $5,000 slice?  Have they no shame?
 
In my opinion, this type of behavior is what rightly causes the public to label some of my colleagues as "sharks".  So many Zadroga Act lawyers with the right intentions get smeared by the behavior of a few. 
 
I predict that federal District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein will slap these lawyers down again on this issue, as he has done before on other issues. Three cheers for lawyer Paul Hoffman, who gets our "Don Quixote" Award for fighting the noble fight.

 

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