NJ Lawsuit Could Cost Wilf Family $44 Million

Updated: 09/23/2013 6:31 PM KSTP.com By: Jessica Miles

While the Vikings stadium appears to be moving forward again, the Wilf family still has a court case hanging over their heads in New Jersey.

And it could involve a hefty financial payout to some business partners there.

New Jersey Judge Deanne Wilson, who has been presiding over this case for the last two years, is delaying her retirement by at least a month, to Nov. 1, because of this case.

We were expecting to find out in the next couple weeks how much the Wilf's must pay their former business partners.

Judge Wilson ruled the Wilfs defrauded the two in a real-estate deal that started in the 1980s.

Those business partners are requesting $20 million, but that number could near $44 million when you add in interest and other damages.

They have also requested $16 million just in attorney's fees for this decades-long case.

In New Jersey Tuesday, an order was filed requesting a special master be appointed to give a recommendation to the judge on attorney's fees.

Next Monday the Wilf's attorneys are scheduled to be back in court; they want to keep the family's net worth sealed as this case winds down.

After Monday, the next date set for any oral arguments or ruling is Sept. 23.