The success of Holocaust survivors in winning a $1.25 billion settlement from Swiss banks, which they accused of helping the Nazis steal Jewish holdings, was a small bright spot in that tragic piece of history. Burt Neuborne, a New York University law professor who represented the survivors, was rightly praised for his part in the effort. But now a controversy has arisen over Neuborne’s bill of more than $4 million.

After his work in helping win the settlement, Neuborne took the lead in helping the court decide how to allocate the money among Holocaust victims worldwide. It was an impossibly difficult task, and unsurprisingly, not everyone was happy with the result. A group of survivors who are dissatisfied are challenging his bill.