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Cayuga Nation to pay $60M to law firm handling claim

The Cayuga Nation of New York has promised to pay $60 million to law firm that is handling the tribe's land claim.

The contingency fee will be given to Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal of Manhattan if the tribe opens a Catskills casino. The firm says it will distribute the money to other firms that have worked on the case but have not been paid.

The payment was disclosed through a federal court case over the tribe's leadership. One group of Cayugas says the high fee is inappropriate.

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Cayugas to pay $60M to law firm for casino (The Syracuse Post-Standard 2/18)

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