Santa Monica, Attorneys Lay Fee Dispute To Rest

Law360, New York (March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After brokering a massive $250 million settlement with major oil companies over methyl tertiary butyl ether water contamination, the city of Santa Monica, Calif., has reportedly laid to rest a bitter fee dispute with the law firms that represented it in the landmark case.

The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday agreed to pay $55 million to a group of firms that helped City Hall secure the $250 million deal. The firms include Miller & Sawyer, Baron & Budd and Sher & Leff, the Santa Monica...
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