A novel pro bono structure helped 100-plus plaintiffs who sued engineering company URS Corp. over the August 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse link up with a $52.4 million settlement last weekend. Chris Messerly, a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi who helped lead the 17-firm pro bono consortium, discusses the legal wrinkles in the case, the victims' fund and how the consortium experience could be applied to other major pro bono cases.
Q&A: Pro Bono Consortium of 17 Firms Led to Settlement Over Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
The National Law Journal
August 26, 2010