Ex-NFL Attys Ask Judge To Rethink $112M Fees Order

Law360 (May 3, 2018, 5:31 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for a class of ex-NFL players urged a Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday to reconsider class counsel's recent $112.5 million fees award in multidistrict litigation over brain injuries that now-retired players sustained during their NFL careers, arguing the award was granted too soon.

A group of 16 class members, referred to in court filings as the Alexander objectors, and the law firm Lubel Voyles LLP said class counsel should not be eligible for a bonus in the first year of a 65-year settlement. If the settlement requires more fees than currently estimated during the next 64 years, the class members will...

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