Judge Irked by Five-Year Delay In Paying Out Class Settlement

, New Jersey Law Journal


The judge who approved a $215 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against a health insurer is perturbed that $90 million has yet to be distributed five years later.

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  • glennbergenfield

    "On March 6, Hochberg gave class counsel two days to certify what monies had been distributed to each of the three subclasses, what fees they had collected and any other disbursements that had been made.

    Their answer said $132,394 had been paid to class members and they had received $72.38 million in fees and expenses."

    Great legal work that. The case is about the client recouping what has been taken. If the lawyer gets that money back to the client, the lawyer, apparently, deserves this large fee, But if the client is still unpaid, how can it be that the lawyer has been paid at all, much less in full? Shameful performance.

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