Lawyer Blasts Signal Plaintiffs' Bid For $5M In Fees

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Law360, New York (September 9, 2015, 1:30 PM ET) — A New Orleans attorney on Tuesday tore into the suggestion he and a labor recruiter pay almost $5.1 million in attorneys’ fees to Indian workers who claim that Signal International LLC subjected them to forced labor, saying that the plaintiffs were trying to make a mockery of the system.

Malvern Burnett’s filing came after the workers last month asked a Louisiana federal judge to find that he and his firm, along with recruiting company Dewan Consultants and its director Sachin Dewan, were jointly liable for $5,099,429 in…

Source: Law360