Toledo attorneys seek $1.5 million in fees for insurance case

June 10, 1998
Attorneys for the Toledo Fair Housing Center are asking for fees totaling $1.5 million and $350,000 in expenses in connection with the center's lawsuit against two Nationwide Insurance subsidiaries.
     The 5-year-old lawsuit in Lucas County Common Pleas Court was settled in April, just before it was to go to trial, with the insurance company agreeing to pay $3.5 million in claims and toward fair housing programs in the area.
     Stephen Dane, lead attorney for the housing center, filed the motion Tuesday, including the hours and billing rates for attorneys in Toledo, Washington, and Milwaukee, totaling nearly $1.7 million. Expenses were itemized at $530,000.