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D.C. Settles Case For Lawyers' Fees In Handgun Case For $1.5M

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The District of Columbia and lawyers for a man who sued the city over its gun laws have settled a claim for attorneys' fees in the landmark case, according to Associated Press. 

The city will pay $1.5 million to lawyers for Dick Heller, who sued the city in 2003 over its ban on handgun ownership. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the ban in 2008, saying it violated the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment.

A federal judge ordered the city in December to pay Heller's attorneys more than $1 million. Heller's attorneys had argued they should be paid $3.1 million for their work, but attorneys for the city had argued that attorneys' fees should be closer to $840,000. Both sides had appealed. 

That appeal has now been dismissed at the request of both parties. 

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