$3M FEE FOR ‘FREE’ LAWYER
By STEFANIE COHEN
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December 7, 2007 — A lawyer who won a $1.25 billion settlement for Holocaust victims against the Swiss banks that plundered their accounts is entitled to a $3 million fee, a federal judge ruled yesterday.

NYU law professor Burt Neuborne had been locked in a battle with some US Holocaust victims who claimed he’d told them he was working for free.

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$3.1M in Fees Awarded in Holocaust Case

By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Staff Reporter of the Sun
December 7, 2007

An unusually bitter dispute over legal fees finally came to a close yesterday, when a law professor was awarded $3.1 million for his role in a lawsuit brought by Holocaust survivors against several Swiss banks.

Perhaps what was most remarkable about the dispute was how incensed a contingent of Holocaust survivors became at the prospect that the professor, Burt Neuborne of New York University, would be paid for his work on the case.

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