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Defense Bar, Law Prof Side With Ex-CEO Over GE Legal Tab

Law360 (March 6, 2018, 8:52 PM EST) -- An American criminal defense organization and a Georgetown University professor have waded into a U.S. Supreme Court case over whether defendants should have to repay victims’ attorney’s fees under the Mandatory Victim Restitution Act, arguing that law was not written to include hefty legal bills.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Shon Hopwood, an associate professor of law at Georgetown, each filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Court case of Sergio Fernando Lagos v. U.S., saying that the former trucking company CEO should not...
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