The U.S. Senate is poised to vote soon on a jobs-and-tax package that would also authorize a settlement in long-running litigation over American Indian trust accounts. Still to be decided: what the cap will be for attorney fees in that case.
Lawyers in the case, named for lead plaintiff Elouise Cobell, agreed to cap fees at $100 million. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is proposing to set the cap at $50 million, and he introduced an amendment (PDF) last week to do so.
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