Holocaust attorney rescinds fee request


A Holocaust claims attorney has withdrawn his request for an additional fee of $300,000.

Burt Neuborne, a New York University law professor, recently had requested an additional $300,000 in interest, above his fee of $3.1 million, to compensate for a two-year delay in payment.

In a letter to a federal judge, Neuborne said the “petty squabbles over attorneys’ fees” were diverting attention from the “profound legal and moral issues raised by the Holocaust,” according to the New York Sun.

Neuborne has drawn criticism over fees before, when he submitted his initial request for $4.1 million in 2005 as compensation for his work administering a $1.25 billion settlement with Swiss banks. His request for the additional interest payment also drew condemnation from survivors and their advocates.

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