Lawyers agree to mediation in Tom Benson family feud
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and trustees for his estranged daughter and grandchildren have agreed to mediation about Benson's lawsuit to take back stock in the teams, ousting them as non-voting owners of the NFL and NBA teams.
The suit is scheduled for trial next June. Judge Jane Triche Milazzo held a hearing Tuesday about whether Benson can change irrevocable trusts set up for Renee Benson and her children, Rita and Ryan LeBlanc.
A docket entry dated Tuesday and made public late Thursday afternoon states that attorneys for Benson and the Texas lawyers in charge of the trusts had agreed to mediation.
Thomas Flanagan, attorney for trustee Mary Rowe, declined to comment. Attorneys for Benson and trustee Robert Rosenthal did not immediately respond to emails requesting comment.