Minneapolis, MN ‘Pro Bono’ Attorney, Michael Cockson, Is Holding Up Class Action Settlement Payments By Appealing His ‘Attorney’s Fees’

 

This post is to inform anyone who is a member of the class action lawsuit involving Steve Frenz and Spiros Zorbalas that the reason why your settlement checks have not arrived, and they were due to be mailed out at the end of April and received by you no later than the first week of May, is because ‘pro bono’ Attorney, Michael Frederick Cockson, a partner at the law firm, FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP located at 90 South Seventh in the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Minneapolis is appealing Judge Mary Vasaly’s ruling that he receive 25% of the class action settlement funds in Attorney’s Fees but since he is greedy as hell, he is appealing the Judge’s decision because he wants 32% in Attorney’s Fees out of the class action settlement; a settlement that is supposed to compensate, in some small way, poor folks who rented from slumlords who were not licensed to rent their slum properties in the city of Minneapolis, MN.

Attorney Michael Cockson heralds himself as the champion of the poor and downtrodden and the voiceless; a true defender of those who cannot fight for themselves. And yet, he is holding his own client’s money hostage due to his immense greed and yet here is the court record of the appeal that Attorney Michael F. Cockson has filed.

A19-0578 is the case number. Go to this page, “Minnesota Judicial Branch” and click “Access Case Records” and then click “Access Court of Appeals or Supreme Court Case Records” and then click “Search Appellate Court Records” and then click “Accept” and then click “I am not a robot” and then type in the case number which is “A19-0578” and then under “Jurisdiction” click “Court of Appeals” and it will bring up the information about who is filing the appeal and the status of the appeal.

My cousin is a class member and he has been waiting on his settlement check to come through for quite some time now and thanks to my diligence in getting to the bottom of why he has not received his settlement check, we now know who is responsible for the checks not being mailed; Attorney Michael F. Cockson’s greedy ass!

Contact Attorney Michael F. Cockson and ask him to explain to you just why his white ass is too greedy for words since he took the case because he “wanted to fight for those who could not fight for themselves.” And now, those who could not fight for themselves are being left to hang out to dry thanks to Michael F. Cockson’s greed. And so blow his damn email inbox up with your questions, complaints and demand for answers. Telephone him and demand some answers since you are to wait until his appeal is heard before the Star Tribune is going to report on this situation and meanwhile, Michael F. Cockson’s rich, greedy ass sits back in the comfort of his opulent downtown Minneapolis office and refuses to tell his own clients that he is the reason their checks have not been mailed to them.

Michael Cockson’s contact information is:

email address: Michael.Cockson@FaegreBD.com
Telephone number: 612-766-8425
Address: FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP 2200 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Also contact Randy Furst at the Star Tribune since I spoke with him and he did nothing but sing Michael F. Cockson’s praises until I begged him to shut the hell up and so here is his email address:

Randy.Furst@startribune.com

Ask him why he refused to report on the fact that Michael F, Cockson has filed an appeal over Attorney’s Fees which is holding up the dispersal of his own client’s class action settlement checks. I asked him to do a story on this because people need to be made aware of just why their checks have not been issued and the response I received from Randy Furst is, well…read it for yourself.

“I discussed this with an editor including your concerns. A decision was made to report on the payouts when the issue is resolved.” – Randy Furst

Like I have stated in many of my blog posts, no corporation is going to do a damn thing about the shenanigans of another corporation. They are all in bed together. Why wait until the payout issue has been resolved? Because then the Attorney Michael F. Cockson can smile and say, “Look at what great things I’ve done for these people who were shitted on by Steve Frenz and Spiros Zorbalas. They were whites who took advantage of low income people and I stepped in and now these people are receiving checks thanks to me. Ain’t I just the bees knees?! Indeed, I am!”

What’s not going to be said is the fact that Attorney Michael F. Cockson is also shitting on his own clients just as Steve Frenz and Spiros Zorbalas shitted on their tenants. What’s the difference? There is none. White is white and they are all parasites. Not one is different from the next.

I also contacted a news station and got the same shit.

KSTP-TV
Abc-Affiliated Television Station
KSTP-TV, virtual channel 5, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States and serving the Twin Cities television market. It is the flagship television property of Saint Paul-based Hubbard Broadcasting.

I spoke with Ana Lastra at channel KSTP-TV and that station also refused to do a story on the fact that Michael F. Cockson was appealing Judge Mary Vasaly’s decision to grant him 25% in Attorney’s Fees. And so again, we have that ‘corporations stick by other corporations and fuck the people’ shit! If you ever thought that any corporation would treat people fairly and actually DO the right thing, think again. Michael F. Cockson, who is already quite wealthy, is holding up settlement checks of people who live in abject poverty because he is just greedy as hell. The StarTribune refuses to report on the fact of his greed and likewise, channel KSTP-TV refused.

Ana Lastra’ response to my attempts at getting KSTP to do a story was this:

Thank you for forwarding those emails. Like I mentioned over the phone, I’m not sure what I can do, but I’ll start digging into everything to see what I can find.

I’ll give you a call back once I have a better grasp of everything. My direct line is below in case you need it.

Thanks again,

Ana Lastra at  alastra@kstp.com

651-642-4427

 

So, as you can see, I don’t give up easily and these are only a few people whom I have contacted because I first had to contact Judge Mary Vasaly to find out who was appealing this since my cousin was not receiving that information from his own attorney. What kind of shit is that? I may not get the viewership or the readership of the Star Tribune or KSTP-TV news channel, but I get views and I will take what I can get. And so once again, I am calling for ALL class action members to contact each and every entity that I have mentioned and find out why there is such a conspiracy on why no one will report on the fact that Attorney Michael F. Cockson, YOUR attorney for this class action lawsuit, is filing an appeal because of his greed and why no entity will report on that fact.

Again, Attorney Michael F. Cockson’s contact info is:

email address: Michael.Cockson@FaegreBD.com
Telephone number: 612-766-8425
Address: FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP 2200 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

And read this shit and weep!

A Corporate Lawyer in Minneapolis fights for low-income tenants

Michael Cockson, a corporate attorney with Faegre Baker Daniels has devoted thousands of pro bono hours to the cause of aiding tenants.

The fight to find livable homes for low-income tenants has an unlikely champion — a corporate defense attorney who has turned Hennepin County housing court into a launchpad for exposing grim apartment conditions and landlord fraud.

A simple 2016 legal fight by Michael Cockson to get heat restored during a cold snap in a south Minneapolis apartment turned into a courtroom drama that continues to unfold, with a juggernaut of legal rulings on behalf of tenants.

“I think he’s done more in the last two years than anyone has done in the last 10 years,” said attorney Larry McDonough of Dorsey & Whitney, who drafted Minnesota’s housing law three decades ago. “He’s just elevated the issues of housing habitability and the practices of slumlords into the public consciousness in a way that nobody else has done.”

– By Randy Furst Star Tribune

Yeah, Michael F. Cockson is fighting alright. He is fighting his own clients by trying to further reduce their class action settlement payments(and also by holding the checks up) by taking more in Attorney’s Fees. Well, in this case, it would seem that ‘pro bono’ is not to be the case since he is appealing his Attorney’s Fees. Go figure! And did you check out who the story is by, Randy Furst, and so it is no wonder he does not want to report on the fact that for this particular case, Attorney Michael F. Cockson, not only did not take this case, ‘pro bono’, but is actually appealing for more in Attorney’s Fees than Judge Mary Vasaly approved, even though Judge Mary Vasaly stated that what she approved was a fair amount for this case. Michael F. Cockson wants another judge to overrule what Judge Mary Vasaly approved and grant him what he is seeking which happens to be 32% of the class action settlement in Attorney’s Fees.

People, know what the hell is going on and make your voice heard. Contact this Attorney ,Michael F. Cockson, and ask him to explain himself. Ask Star Tribune reporter, Randy Furst why he is refusing to report on this and ask those at KSTP why they are refusing to report on this. It is extremely newsworthy seeing as how 5,400 tenants are involved in what has been heralded as the biggest lawsuit of its kind in the history of this fucked up cesspool called, Amerikkkka.

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