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Sep 20, 2006
There's an interesting release about the work of a law firm named simmons jannace & stagg they took on the odd task of defending a 9/11 widow from her previous attorney.
Her orginal attorney was hired to fight for compensation from the death of her husband on 9/11. However the federal government setup the Victims Compensation Fund and did not provide any funding for attornies of the bereaved. So the original attorney sued the widow for $2,000,000 in a contingency fee.
Simmons, Jannace & Stagg fought against the size of the fee and against the jurisdiction of the filing. They convinced a federal judge that the federal government did not have jurisdiction over the matter it was deemed a state afair and the case was won.
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