Napoli, Bern Both On Hook For $5M Gift To 9/11 Museum

Law360, New York (April 6, 2017, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Paul Napoli and Marc Bern, New York plaintiffs lawyers who earned tens of millions of dollars representing city workers injured during cleanup after the Sept. 11 attacks, will share responsibility for making good on a $5 million dollar pledge to the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum, a court referee ruled Wednesday.

Ruling against Bern, who claims his former partner at Napoli Bern LLP upped the donation without his consent before the firm broke up, referee Mark Zauderer said emails and other evidence supported Napoli's position that he'd acted with Bern's approval. Therefore, the $5 million pledge is a valid debt...

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