Lawyer Likely To Receive $3M From Holocaust Settlement
Staff Reporter of the Sun
March 16, 2007

In spite of opposition from a number of American Holocaust survivors, a law professor is likely to get $3.1 million in legal fees for his work in administering one of the largest World War II-related court settlements.

The dispute over whether the law professor, Burt Neuborne of New York University, should receive any compensation for his work has been full of vitriol, with a group of survivors accusing Mr. Neuborne of promising to work pro bono and then breaking his word and billing them for $4.1 million.

In a decision yesterday, a federal magistrate judge wrote that Mr. Neuborne has “done exemplary work to help achieve the historic righting of a terrible wrong,” and he recommended that Mr. Neuborne receive $3.1 million for nearly 7,000 hours of work over a period of seven years. The decision by the magistrate judge, James Orenstein, requires approval from a federal district judge.