Former clients of Eric Conn, a Social Security lawyer, are suing him in a class-action. Conn pleaded guilty to bribing a social security judge. He also submitted falsified medical information to secure benefits for his clients over many years. The Social Security Administration identified nearly 1,500 of Conn’s former clients for re-determination hearings. Less than half of his clients won the decisions to retain their benefits.
Former clients who lost their benefits as a result of his guilty plea joined in a class-action suit. They seek damages from their former attorney. As a result, Conn filed a lawsuit of his own against his insurance company. He seeks coverage for his former clients’ claims. If successful, he could have close to $1 million in coverage. However, depending on how many clients are involved, it may result in individual awards of less than $1,000.