Atty Fees Reopened For Review In $300M Monsanto Deal

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT) -- An Alabama state judge on Monday ordered a hearing over the reasonableness of the attorneys' fees handed to Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP and others in the $300 million settlement that ended a chemical contamination suit against Monsanto Co.

Alabama Circuit Court Judge Debra H. Jones granted a group of intervening plaintiffs' bid to hold a hearing over the $104 million in fees awarded to Kasowitz and fellow plaintiffs' attorney and former Sen. Donald W. Stewart, D-Ala., in the settlement. The judge also required an...
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