Ever since a D.C. federal judge urged Congress to act on the Cobell settlement, there's been a lot of buzz on Capitol Hill about the proposed deal, which would award more than $1.4 billion to a class of hundreds of thousands of American Indians. Tuesday, a GOP senator proposed five changes to the settlement -- including imposing a $50 million cap on pre-settlement attorney fees, costs and expenses. That's half of the cap that the plaintiffs lawyers had agreed to with DOJ and Interior Department attorneys.
Wyoming Senator Pitches $50 Million Cap on Fees in Cobell Case
The National Law Journal
April 29, 2010