Black Farmer Activist Not Entitled To Atty Fee Cut, Judge Says

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A Virginia farmer and civil rights activist who helped obtain more than $1 billion for a class of black farmers discriminated against by the U.S. government lost a federal lawsuit Tuesday against two former attorneys accused of reneging on promised shares of attorneys' fees from previous litigation.

John Boyd Jr., the president of the National Black Farmers Association, lost his bid for a share in the $90 million of attorneys' fees granted as part of a share of a $1.25 billion settlement fund for thousands of...
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