Chadbourne Attys Lose $2.8M Fee Bid In Real Estate Dispute

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday denied Chadbourne & Parke LLP's request for nearly $2.8 million in attorneys' fees for a dispute between a real estate developer and Suffolk County over access to an auction for 31 parcels of land, calling the amount “outrageously excessive.”

The plaintiffs, Robert Toussie and Chandler Property Inc., brought two separate lawsuits in 2001 and 2005 over their ejection from three different property auctions, claiming Suffolk County had violated their civil rights by preventing them from obtaining property for which...
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