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Resource ID: #17503
Subject: Lawyers
Source: ABC News/The New York Times
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Date: Sep. 8

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A joint investigation by ABC News and New York Times reveals that "one of the most visible attorneys leading the fight against the Swiss banks and German industry had a long history of malpractice claims and disciplinary actions." The report details how Ed Fagan, the attorney "publicly presenting himself as a champion of human rights ... was neglecting the very clients he had promised to help." The stories report on "Mr. Fagan ... asking for four million dollars in fees in the Swiss bank case, more that any other attorney involved at the case," while at the same time he missed the deadline to file his clients' documents before the Swiss Bank Commission. The investigation cites a former Fagan's employee reporting that the attorney ignored hundreds of phone calls and letters from Holocaust victims, as they were trying to clarify their eligibility for settlement money.

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