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Wis. attorney stops representing Republicans


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin attorney known as the country's king of lemon law litigation says he will no longer represent any Republican clients because he's disgusted with a bill working its way through the state Legislature designed to cap lawyer fees.

Vince Megna of Milwaukee told The Associated Press on Friday that he has already turned down one potential client he had been talking with since this summer.

Megna says he doesn't believe it's discriminatory to not take clients because of their political affiliation, and he hasn't consulted with anyone to see if it would be a violation of the state's ethics code.

Megna is upset with a bill that passed the Senate on Thursday making it a presumption that attorneys' fees should be no greater than three times damages awarded.

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