The attorneys who represented Abner Louima in his lawsuit against New York City for police brutality are set to receive $3 million in fees, after the attorney holding the money in escrow dropped a late claim for compensation.

In a hearing on Friday before Eastern District Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak, the escrow agent, Ronald L. Garnett, relented when Louima’s attorneys, the firm of Cochran Neufeld & Scheck, challenged his request.

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