OKC Bombing Victim Compensation bill stalled

Friday, July 12th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Arguments over legal fees have delayed a bill intended to compensate Oklahoma City bombing victims.

The money comes from a fund set up after the September 11th terrorist attacks.

The fund was originally set up by Congress to protect airlines from lawsuits.

The problem is some Oklahoma City bombing victims signed agreements with lawyers in Saint Louis that call for a 25-percent compensation fee.

Debate over the fee has stalled the issue in the Senate.