NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia will pay $520,000 to the lawyers for two same-sex couples who successfully challenged the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
The settlement agreement was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. The attorneys had sought more than $1.7 million.
Article continues belowThe law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher will receive $459,000. Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock will receive $61,000.
Court papers show that attorneys logged 2,372 hours on the case. Their fees will be paid by the state Department of Treasury’s Division of Risk Management.
U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen declared Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional last February. A federal appeals court upheld the decision, and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the case.
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