A federal appeals court has upheld more than $10.5 million in fees for lawyers who successfully challenged Georgia's foster care system -- but not before the judge who wrote the main opinion suggested the lawyers were being greedy. "The attorneys for the plaintiff class in this case want more than just a little bit more," 11th Circuit Judge Edward Carnes wrote. "They want a lot more money than they would receive from multiplying the number of hours they worked on this case by the hourly rate they charge."
Judge Calls Lawyers Greedy but Panel Approves Fees
July 8, 2008