Thank you for reporting on the Walter Scott settlement. My dismay is what seems a disproportionate payout of legal fees, totaling $2.4 million of a $6.5 million settlement, or 37 percent.

A great business model the attorneys have. A lower cap on legal fees in settlements like this seems appropriate, but it is not likely that the lawyer-dominated Legislature will champion this cause to lower public expense.

Joe McGee

Magazine Street

Charleston