New Florida law: $50 million cap on what state can pay private attorneys


Palm Beach Post excerpt:

[A] battle will unfold if Florida decides to sue BP. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican candidate for governor, introduced a new twist during this year's legislative session: a $50 million cap on legal fees that the state can pay private lawyers to handle complex cases, such as the imminent BP litigation. ...

"It defies imagination that a $50 million fee - above and beyond recovering the cost of pursuing the lawsuit - would not be enough money to pay lawyers to represent this state, even in the most significant cases," McCollum wrote in an opinion piece published in several Florida newspapers.

Read the article here: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/amid-bp-suit-talks-debate-revived-over-caps-717529.html?printArticle=y

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