RNA - “There is nothing you need to do at this time. We will be preparing a lawsuit and filing it on your behalf,” reads an e-mail sent to the clients by Napoli Law, the new firm of Paul Napoli.
The e-mail says that if the client is not interested, he or she should send the firm a letter or e-mail saying so.
A retired firefighter who got the e-mail said he would not hire Napoli.
“It makes you feel somewhat violated. That’s your decision, not theirs,” he said, the New York Post reported on Sunday.
Michael Barasch, a lawyer who filed victims’ compensation claims for thousands of workers dumped by Napoli’s old firm, said he has gotten dozens of calls from their former clients.
“They’re all incredibly confused,” he said.
Legal experts say a firm cannot claim to represent clients in a lawsuit without first obtaining permission.
“Under the rules, there has to be a written agreement setting forth the type of representation and terms of compensation. It has to be signed by the client,” said Manhattan lawyer Peter DeFilippis.
Congress on Wednesday overrode US President Obama’s veto to enact a law allowing 9/11 victims’ families to sue the Saudis.