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A judge has ordered McNeese State University to pay more than $1.3 million in attorneys' fees to lawyers who handled a civil rights case filed 10 years ago in an attempt to force the university to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Attorney Seth Hopkins, who has been involved with the case for its entirety, was given $1,053,984. The remaining amount was divided among five other attorneys based on an hourly rate of $240.