Lawyers In Trust Row With Government Deserve $1.8M In Fees, Osage Indians Argue

Mealey's (February 2, 2016, 10:15 AM EST) -- TULSA, Okla. — Six members of the Osage Nation on Jan. 29 filed a motion in Oklahoma federal court seeking more than $1.8 million in attorney fees and costs for their lawyers’ work on a 14-year-old case that resulted in an order directing the United States to provide an accounting of the tribe’s mineral rights trust to a class of rights-holders seeking evidence showing that the government paid trust distributions to ineligible recipients (William S. Fletcher, et al. v. The United States of America, et al.,...
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