Eric Brody claims bill to pass House as legal/lobby team agrees to waive fees

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Several claims bills compensating people injured by government workers head to the House today after passage, with changes, in the Senate on Wednesday. One is a measure compensating Eric Brody for injuries when he was hit by a speeding deputy.

The Senate on Wednesday passed the Brody claims bill, with an amendment to limit attorney fees to $250,000 unless parties agree to a higher amount. The maximum fee could not be more than 25 percent of the award.

Kathleen Haughney just reported that Brody’s attorneys and lobbyists have agreed to waive their fees in order to ensure passage of the bill in the House.

In other words, Eric Brody is one step closer to justice.

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