Monday, March 18, 2013

$13M attorney fee in clergy abuse case is at center of ‘epic’ divorce fight

Debra Cassens Weiss reported at ABA Journal.
The lead lawyer who helped obtain a $660 million clergy abuse settlement in Los Angeles is now engaged in a long-running legal battle with his former spouse over her right to a split of his attorney fees in the case, estimated at $13 million.
Lawyer Ray Boucher estimates the divorce case has cost $8 million in legal bills, leading to his decision to file bankruptcy last year... .
The linked Los Angeles Times article includes this from Mr. Boucher.
"'It's hard for me to go to court anymore,' he said. 'When people talk about the failures of the justice system, he said, he now can relate. 'And that's a taste I would prefer not to have.'"

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