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Fee dispute delays payments to athlete's family

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A fee dispute among attorneys involved in a lawsuit over the 2001 death of a top New York Mets pro baseball prospect has delayed settlement payments to his family.

The family of Brian Cole, who was killed in car crash, has asked a judge to sanction the attorneys. The family wants money not in dispute disbursed to them immediately.

In September, Ford Motor Co. reached a settlement after a Jasper County jury had awarded $131 million in actual damages in the case.

Jackson lawyer Wayne Ferrell Jr. is suing Arkansas lawyer C. Tab Turner and others in Jasper County Chancery Court, seeking to force Turner to abide by a 2006 attorney-fee sharing agreement.

Ford has no role in the fee dispute.

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