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Another dispute over attorney fees in Cobell trust fund suit

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A nonprofit that supported the Cobell trust fund lawsuit is seeking $4.5 million from the $3.4 billion settlement to the case.

The Lannan Foundation said solo practitioner Dennis Gingold and the Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton law firm agreed to repay the grants out of any fees they were awarded. But the nonprofit says it hasn't been repaid even though the settlement provided $99 million in fees.

Most of the fees, around $85 million, have already been paid to Gingold and Kilpatrick Townsend. Another $13 million is tied up in a dispute with the nonprofit Native American Rights Fund and attorney Mark Brown, who also worked on the case.

Get the Story:
Quarrel Over Fees in $3 Billion Cobell Case (Courthouse News Service 7/19)

Related Stories:
Nonprofit sues Cobell lawsuit team for share of attorney fees (7/17)
Dispute over $13.6M Cobell attorney fees sent to mediation (03/21)


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