Expert Urges Contingency Fee Cap In NFL Concussion Deal

Law360, New York (December 12, 2017, 9:09 PM EST) -- A court-appointed expert brought in to address several questions surrounding attorneys' fees payouts in the uncapped NFL concussion settlement recommended Monday that the Pennsylvania federal court overseeing the settlement should cap contingency fees for individual attorneys at 15 percent and scrap another request to set aside 5 percent of settlement awards to compensate future work in administering the settlement.

Harvard Law School professor William B. Rubenstein submitted his final report to the the court, arguing that the "recommendations strike a proper balance between fairly compensating the lawyers for the services that they have provided — or will provide — while ensuring...

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