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Attorneys paid almost $40 million

(The Imperial Irrigation District spends millions in legal fees)…The funds were spent over a 10 year span on issues pertaining to the QSA.

Among those issues were the protection of the local water rights. An audit on the Quantification Settlement Agreement legal costs was presented to the District Board Tuesday. Over $39 million was paid to 3 law firms. Allen Matkin was paid the most, $25.7 million. Horton, Knox and Carter received $9.2 million. Attorney John Carter was paid $4.2 million.