Fee Award In FDNY Bias Suit Cut By $4M

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Attorneys representing an association of black firefighters that intervened in a suit over the New York City Fire Department’s hiring practices will receive $4 million less in legal fees than the $7.7 million they requested, a New York federal judge ruled Friday.

District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York awarded approximately $3.5 million in interim attorneys' fees and roughly $150,000 in interim costs to plaintiff-intervenors of the Vulcan Society Inc., who are represented by Levy Ratner,...
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