Lawyers ‘Overbilled’ for 9/11 Settlements of Sick Workers

In a greedy grab for blood money, a law firm representing sick and dying Ground Zero workers overbilled its legal partner by $36 million in expenses, newly released court papers allege.


The shocking charges call into question the estimated $50 million in additional legal expenses billed to 10,000 firefighters, police officers, construction workers and others who received more than $700 million in settlements for 9/11-related ailments.


An advocate for ill responders – John Feal, a Ground Zero demolition supervisor – demanded Napoli Bern be investigated by authorities.


“It’s outrageous and disgusting,” said Feal, claiming the majority of complaints he hears about legal representation relate to Napoli Bern.


The once-prestigious personal-injury law firm has been rocked by infighting over allegations of sexual improprieties and financial misconduct. Read more...



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