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Killer of New Orleans Saints football player sues widow

John Sammon Apr. 22, 2017, 7:53pm

In a bizarre turn of events, the convicted killer of New Orleans Saints football player Will Smith has filed a lawsuit against Smith’s widow, who he wounded with gunfire, seeking damages for lost property, medical injuries, lost wages, mental anguish and emotional distress.

Benson settles lawsuit pitting him against overseers of trusts benefiting estranged relatives

Rebecca Campbell Mar. 19, 2017, 3:11pm

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has finalized an agreement settling a lawsuit he filed nearly two years ago against officials overseeing a group of trust funds benefiting his estranged relatives.

Saints, Pelicans owner, trustees working to resolve ownership dispute

Carrie Salls Sep. 3, 2016, 11:14am

NEW ORLEANS – The attorney representing one of two trustees named in a lawsuit filed by New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson said the parties are working hard to iron out their differences with a February trial date looming.   

Benson family feud over sports teams will move to the courtroom

Quinten Plummer Sep. 2, 2016, 4:47pm

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has set a Feb. 8, 2017, trial date to reach a decision in Tom Benson’s lawsuit seeking to remove shares of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans from a trust entrusted to his estranged heirs.

Court orders former assistant to Saints' owner to arbitration overseen by NFL commissioner

Jamie Kelly May 26, 2016, 10:42am

NEW ORLEANS—A U.S. District Court judge recently ruled that Rodney Henry, former assistant to New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, must submit to arbitration overseen by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Tom Benson's fired personal assistant doesn't want NFL arbitrator to decide suit's fate

Taryn Phaneuf Mar. 4, 2016, 8:12pm

NEW ORLEANS — A former personal assistant to New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson claims he should have been paid for the extra hours he spent running errands and serving his employer, including waiting in line for king cake at 4 a.m. during Mardi Gras.

Daughter gains control of Benson trust fund

John Breslin Feb. 21, 2016, 10:44pm

NEW ORLEANS — The estranged daughter of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has gained control of a trust set up in the name of her late mother.

Battle over Tom Benson's Saints and Pelicans shares far from over

Vimbai Chikomo Jan. 6, 2016, 10:07am

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson received a favorable ruling in October when a judge blocked an attempt to prevent court proceedings determining whether he can swap ownership shares in trusts for promissory notes.