US Tries To Limit Fees In $760M Farm Loan Bias Deal

Law360, New York (March 21, 2011, 11:38 PM EDT) -- Attorneys who helped Native American farmers and ranchers win a $760 million class settlement over bias in the federal farm loan program deserved only about $30 million — half of what they asked for, the federal government said Friday.

A $30.4 million award would still richly compensate attorneys from Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Jenner & Block LLP, Patton Boggs LLP and other firms that helped negotiate the settlement, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a brief filed in the U.S. District Court for...
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