Cigna, NFL Attys Seek $1M Payout In Insurance Claims Defeat

By Katie Buehler (July 23, 2021, 4:49 PM EDT) -- Attorneys who represented Cigna and the NFL Player Insurance Plan in a recent defeat of Employee Retirement Income Security Act violation claims are seeking about $1 million combined in attorney fees for working on the case, according to Texas federal court filings.

An attorney for Holland & Knight LLP, who represented Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co., is seeking $624,003.80 in attorney fees, and a group of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP attorneys, who represented the insurance plan, is seeking $416,348.55 in attorney fees, according to two motions filed Thursday in the Northern District of Texas.

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