Appeals court refuses to speed up Benson proceedings

Appeals court refuses to speed up Benson proceedings

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - An appeals court is refusing to speed up the legal battle over control of Tom Benson's empire.

On Thursday the court rejected a request made by the Saints and Pelicans owner to speed up proceedings. According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Benson wanted a schedule that would have set deadlines to have all briefs filed and the case heard by the court within roughly one month.

Last month, Benson announced he will transfer ownership of the teams to his wife, Gayle, when he dies. That prompted his daughter and grandchildren to file a lawsuit.

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