Oct 31, 2023

Sullivan Delivers for Sick Marines: DOJ Begins Implementing Camp Lejeune Trial Lawyer Fee Caps

Posted by : ZeroRisk Cases Marketing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), welcomed a report Monday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had begun enforcing caps on the fees trial lawyers can charge in cases representing sick Marines and other individuals impacted by water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The caps, which were announced in September, came after Sen. Sullivan pressed the issue for more than a year in the Senate and discussed the issue with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland two weeks prior to the announcement of caps by the DOJ.

On Monday, Bloomberg News reported that the DOJ had begun requesting attorney fee caps be enforced “following the guidelines in Federal Tort Claims Act, which limits attorney fees to 20% for administrative settlements, and 25% for claims resulting from litigation.” The story also notes Sullivan’s role in “appealing” to General Garland to institute the caps.

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