The $202 million in attorney fees requested by lawyers who obtained a settlement for residents of Flint, Michigan, faces mounting criticism—and not just in court.

The request, submitted in court on March 8, has splashed across newspaper pages and social media, prompting the Michigan Legislature to pass resolutions condemning the excessive fees. A group called Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch has launched an online petition to have Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel oppose the fees, a move that the settlement prohibits her from doing.

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