ERIC Number: EJ710360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-10
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Mississippi Earnings: After a 30-Year Battle over the Ayers Case, Attorney Alvin Chambliss Fights for His Own Settlement: A Salute to Black History Month
Hawkins, B. Denise
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n26 p32 Feb 2005
After shepherding more than a dozen Black Mississippi plaintiffs in the landmark Ayers v. Fordice case for nearly 30 years, Alvin O. Chambliss Jr. says he never would have agreed to a $503 million settlement agreement as restitution for the state's three historically Black universities or a portion of the $2.5 million the court allocated for attorneys' fees. In late December, $1 million in attorneys' fees was delivered to the U.S. District Court in Oxford, Miss. But an angry Chambliss says there is no room for negotiation with him for doing 30 years of work that left him and his family "virtually bankrupt."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi