Plaintiffs’ counsel have finally filed their response to Judge Friedman’s order regarding requests for reconsideration by denied claimants…
Plaintiffs’ counsel references the points made in USDA’s response and basically agrees with the USDA. Plaintiffs’ counsel states that “it does not appear that the Court has authority to require reconsideration of the denied claims.”
The response quotes the USDA filing and the settlement agreement itself. Like the USDA, Plaintiffs’ counsel does not address any substantive points raised by the denied claimants requests for reconsideration.
Both filings were less than 3 pages and only relied on the procedural “no review by the court (or anyone else)” provision of the settlement agreement.
The Plaintiffs’ counsel filing can be found here: Plaintiffs’ Response
It is not clear what action, if any, Judge Friedman will take based on these filings. Check back for more info as we get it.