The Journal News July 28, 2015 “The East Ramapo school district overpaid two corporate law firms by $2 million for defense of a single case over a two-year period, according to a state judge. The district sued its insurance company, New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal, to recoup $2.2 million in legal fees associated with school board members’ defense in a class-action civil rights lawsuit between 2012 and 2014. Last month, state Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bucaria determined the insurance company was liable for “reasonable” legal costs associated with the case during that time. A reasonable fee would have been $187,500 for 500 hours.” Read complete Journal News story here.
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