In the previous post, I highlighted the fact that corporations continue to screw people, left and right. This post is going to highlight the fact that the screwing over of people only revs up when you expose the dirt.
My previous post was titled, “Minneapolis ‘Pro Bono’ Attorney Michael Cockson Is Holding Up Class Action Settlement Payments By Appealing His ‘Attorney’s Fees’ and I included the case no. A19-0578. Below is a picture of the appeal that was filed with the court by Attorney Michael F. Cockson for more in Attorney’s Fees than what was awarded to him by Judge Mary Vasaly. Attorney Michael F. Cockson was awarded 25% of the class action settlement for Attorney’s Fees and yet his greedy ass appealed Judge Mary Vasaly’s ruling on his fees since he is demanding 32% in Attorney’s Fees.
As you can see, the appeal for more in Attorney’s Fees by Michael F. Cockson is still in ‘Briefing‘ status and so I would love to hear an explanation for this.
Someone, please explain to me how this makes ANY sense whatsoever. After my previous blog was posted, a mere three days later, a call was received from the Settlement Administrators stating that the settlement checks had been mailed out on Monday, June 17, 2019. My cousin received this pittance today. And below is the call from the Settlement Administrators.
But read this.
The settlement covers 5,400 tenants dating back to 2012, many of them low-income and members of minority groups. Tenants could receive up to $10,000 each, with the average expected to be about $2,200. The payout is based on how long they rented from the landlords and the amount they paid.
My cousin received $724. 15 which is certainly nowhere near the $2,200 that was considered to be the average amount even though many of the class members could not even be found since they had long since moved on. I only found out about this lawsuit because I was perusing the news out of Minneapolis and happened to come across this. And so the question I have is, where is the money going? And the answer would be, in Michael F. Cockson’s coffers and that of the law firm which he happens to be a partner, FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP 2200 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
For anyone who is also a class action member, if you received $724.15 as your portion of the settlement in a case that reeks to high heaven of major shenanigans going on in that those who are responsible for distributing to you, your settlement funds, are quite obviously mishandling them, I would not stand for this. Demand accountability. Demand to see how many class members were able to be found. Find out where the majority of the settlement money for this class action lawsuit is going. Find out how on earth can checks be disbursed from a class action lawsuit that has an appeal still pending by your own attorney, Michael F. Cockson, over a dispute relating to Attorney’s Fees in which he is demanding more in Attorney’s Fees than the Judge who adjudicated this case approved.
Something is going on that is absolutely rotten and it needs to be exposed. Don’t expect the mainstream media to report on this because the mainstream media refused to expose the fact that your attorney, Michael F. Cockson, was holding up your settlement checks due to his immense greed.
Michael F. Cockson wants more than $6 million in Attorney’s Fees out of an $`18.5 million dollar settlement that he agreed to even when he knew that many of the class members would not even receive anywhere near the amount that they had paid to slumlords, Steve Frenz and Spiros Zorbalas, and is even further reducing the payouts to you by appealing for more in Attorney’s Fees than what Judge Mary Vasaly originally awarded him. This lawsuit was about returning rent payments to poor people who had rented from slumlords who were not even licensed to rent their slum properties in the City of Minneapolis, MN and so how is it that the lawyers, the Settlement Administrators, Commbond and other entities are going to receive settlement funds that should go to class members because the very least you should receive is what you paid to rent an illegal apartment. My cousin’s settlement check is $724.15 because the funds for this class action lawsuit are going everywhere else other than where it is supposed to go; to those who are the victims of slumlords and shady lawyers. And he paid thousands in rent to slumlords who had no rental licenses and he should have gotten back every single penny he paid. That $724.15 is an insult and that is exactly what it was meant to be because I had the audacity to take issue with what whites get away with. This is how depraved those debased shits are! If you were in any doubt before, then I have disabused you of that notion and this is why those damn filthy, white-assed parasites have been fucking over people and getting away with it, because they can since other white-assed parasites don’t call them out on the fucked up shit they do.
No lawyer is ever going to take a case unless there is something in it for him/her. They don’t give a shit for their clients. They are just a means to an end; the end being that they get rich and end up as partners in a law firm while you take home a measly $724.15 because as you can see, Michael F. Cockson really fought hard to get his clients chump change while he appeals to receive millions. Show me a lawyer and I’ll show you a sheisty crook. I have NEVER met or had dealings with a lawyer that could even get anywhere close to the word, “integrity, ” without bursting into flames and believe me, I have had many dealings with lawyers and I am not bragging, I’m just saying. They are all parasites who will latch onto any monies that you have coming and then shell out peanuts to those who have been hurt or otherwise fucked up by someone just as crooked as any lawyer you’ll ever come across. They are ALL alike.
Take a look at ALL that I have posted here and my previous post and tell me, does this make a damn bit of sense? As far as I am concerned, hell no, it doesn’t.
These are the groups that are going to get the bulk of your class action settlement and your lawyer, Michael F. Cockson believes that justice has been served. Now watch him pat himself on the back while making sure that everyone besides you gets a fair shake.
These are some of the groups that are getting the bulk of your class action settlement funds:
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
BrownGreer PLC – Settlement Administrators
250 Rocketts Way
Richmond, VA 23231
BrownGreer’s team of attorneys, analysts, programmers, and reviewers leads the industry in claims administration, settlement administration, and data management solutions. A settlement administrator distinguished by its talent, innovation, and cutting edge technologies, BrownGreer designs and implements complex mass claims processes that can involve millions of claimants and billions of dollars in settlement funds.