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Injured Worker's Former Attorneys Not Entitled to Larger Fee Award

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 | 0

A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker’s original attorneys were not entitled to a larger chunk of her settlement as fees for their services. Case: Simpson v. Mackendrick, No. 152507/15, 05/25/2023, published. Facts and procedural history: The law firm of Napoli Shkolnik LLC represented Vonetta Simpson on a workers’ compensation claim before she hired Scott A. Wolinetz PC. After Wolinetz obtained a settlement of Simpson’s claim, Napoli Shkolnik intervened and filed a motion for attorney fees. New York County Supreme Court Justice Lisa S. Headle awarded Na...

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