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Holocaust Survivors Want Florida Attorney to Get Paid


— April 20, 2004

To Holocaust survivors in South Florida, Miami lawyer Sam Dubbin is a hero who spent six years fighting for fair settlements from Swiss banks that allegedly funneled millions in assets looted by the Nazis.

But to a New York federal judge, Dubbin’s years on the case had little or nothing to do with obtaining settlement money for his clients. Indeed, Chief Judge Edward R. Korman of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn alleged in a ruling last month that Dubbin tried to “extort” the court to obtain a $3.6 million fee. In his March 9 ruling, Korman nixed Dubbin’s request for legal fees, refusing to give him a penny.

What a shitstorm. Details here from the Miami Daily Business Review via Law.com.


To Holocaust survivors in South Florida, Miami lawyer Sam Dubbin is a hero who spent six years fighting for fair settlements from Swiss banks that allegedly funneled millions in assets looted by the Nazis.

But to a New York federal judge, Dubbin’s years on the case had little or nothing to do with obtaining settlement money for his clients. Indeed, Chief Judge Edward R. Korman of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn alleged in a ruling last month that Dubbin tried to “extort” the court to obtain a $3.6 million fee. In his March 9 ruling, Korman nixed Dubbin’s request for legal fees, refusing to give him a penny.

What a shitstorm. Details here from the Miami Daily Business Review via Law.com.

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