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Two Law Firms Sue Libya for $4.9M in Legal Fees

April 8, 2010 | Posted in : Expenses / Costs, Fee Dispute, Fee Dispute Litigation / ADR, Unpaid Fees

A recent blog posting “Two Firms Sue Libya for $4.9M in Legal Fees” in BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times reports that two law firms filed suit against the government of Libya, seeking more than $4.9 million in unpaid legal fees and expenses related to defense work in a slew of terrorism-related cases.  The complaint claims Libya failed to make good on a 2008 settlement in which it promised to pay about $4.9 million to Paris-based Cabinet Sefrioui and Washington-based Arman Dabiri & Associates for their work handling lawsuits accusing the country of supporting terrorist attacks, including the 1988 bombing of Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  The 2008 settlement agreement was intended to cover “all outstanding fees and expenses” for Cabinet Sefrioui and Dabiri & Associates.