“$38 million in legal fees for a small group of well-connected trial lawyers is absurd,” Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Melissa Landry told Louisiana Record of the reported fees to be paid out to plaintiffs’ attorneys involved in the $20 billion oil spill settlement.
“What is more, this $38 million pot is just for the lawyers who represented the state,” added Landry. “Billions more in legal fees will be paid to thousands of personal injury trial lawyers involved in other aspects of the case.”
Landry said that, according to one estimate, attorneys on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee (PSC) could receive more than $2.5 billion from client and negotiating fees.
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