Wilkes & McHugh Settle Class Action Lawsuit Against Firm

Good evening and may you all be enjoying the holiday weekend. As a

follow-up to the email regarding the Wilkes and McHugh contingency fee

settlement in the

Federal District Court
in

Memphis
, attached is the

settlement stipulation. The settlement to be approved per the process is

$4M with $1.25M paid by the insurance carrier. The class claims process

is set forth in the attachments. The proposed attorney fee agreed to is

up to $1.3M. Let me know if you have any questions. Rebecca

Rebecca Adelman, Esq.

p] 901.529.9313

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Subject: Class Action Lawsuit vs. Wilkes & McHugh Settled

Good afternoon all. I spoke to the PA in the class action lawsuit

against Wilkes & McHugh, Jim Wilkes and Tim McHugh that has been pending

for the past 3 years in the

Federal District Court
in

Memphis
. We last

reported that the class had been certified and that a mediation was not

successful with W&M offering nothing. PA advises that the case just

settled and that Notice to the Class will be filed by 8-30. I will be

receiving a copy of the filing and will circulate. While the settlement

is not confidential, the parties have agreed to wait until the Notice is

filed to discuss the settlement. It is my understanding that W&M agreed

to pay just slightly more than the overcharge (the difference between

the 33% cap on fees under the med mal statute and the 40-45% contingency

fee W&M< charged) for the class cases. The class case numbers are well

over 100 I believe but we will confirm. The insurance company chipped in

some settlement funds also I understand.

I will keep you advised of the settlement terms and any post-settlement

developments. Have a great weekend. Rebecca

Rebecca Adelman, Esq.

THE LAW AND MEDIATION OFFICES

OF REBECCA ADELMAN, PLC


545 S. Main St., Suite 111


Memphis,
Tennessee
38103

p] 901.529.9313

f] 901.529.8772


1801 Crane Ridge Rd.
, Suite B


Jackson,
Mississippi
39216

p] 601.321.9413

f] 601.321.9421

www.adelmanfirm.com

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