Attorneys took home $1.8M of $5M Laquan McDonald settlement

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Monday, December 21, 2015
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- The attorneys who won $5 million for Laquan McDonald's family took home $1.8 million of that settlement.

Lawyers Jeffrey Neslund and Michael Robbins originally asked the city for $16 million, or $1 million for every shot fired at McDonald.

The attorneys defended their fee, saying 40 percent is the norm in federal civil suits.