Burt Neuborne, who has spent eight years as the lead settlement counsel for Holocaust survivors around the world, should receive $3 million in fees for his work, a federal magistrate judge recommended late Thursday.

The recommendation from Eastern District of New York Magistrate Judge James Orenstein, in a 104-page report, attempted to reach a middle ground in an at times unseemly dispute that has made Neuborne, a renowned advocate for Holocaust survivors who has helped to amass more than $1 billion in reparations, into a figure worthy of contempt in the eyes of many of the survivors entitled to those funds.

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