The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has determined that the district court overseeing the NFL concussion settlement did not have jurisdiction to wade into a dispute over a firm’s $4.6 million fee awarded for shepherding the class action through the litigation.

A unanimous three-judge Third Circuit panel ruled Thursday that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania did not have jurisdiction to rule on Minnesota attorney John Lorentz’s efforts to obtain a third of the multimillion-dollar common benefit fee that Philadelphia law firm Anapol Weiss received for playing a leading role in the class action.

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