Feb 1, 2012 8:49 AM by AP

Desegregation attorney seeks $1.6M in fees

VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - Opelousas attorney Marion Overton White is seeking $1.6 million in legal fees for his work in the Evangeline Parish desegregation case.
The Advocate reports White's request comes as the school board is anticipating an end to the 47-year-old case.
The $1.6 million request in Evangeline Parish follows White's agreement last year to accept $800,000 in neighboring St. Landry Parish.
White had initially sought nearly $10 million in legal fees for his work in the St. Landry desegregation case but settled for the lesser amount.
The Evangeline Parish School Board has asked U.S. District Judge Tucker Melancon to be allowed until April to respond to White's $1.6 million request.


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