Louisiana Appeals Panel Says $457,500 Fee Award Proper In Lead-Poisoning Lawsuit
(February 1, 2016, 10:05 AM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana state appeals panel on Jan. 27 affirmed an attorney fee award of $457,500 in a lead-paint-poisoning lawsuit on grounds that the money had been set aside for fee awards and the attorney in question made it possible for the lead-poisoning plaintiffs to receive their disbursements “expeditiously” (Casey Billieson v. City of New Orleans, No. 2015-0858, La. App., 4th Cir.; 2016 La. App. LEXIS 152).
(Opinion available. Document #15-160202-019Z.)
Lead Poisoning Alleged
In 1994, Casey Billieson, individually and on behalf of her...