http://blog.cleveland.com/pdworld/2007/12/he_found_182000_in_her_bathroo.html To sum it up: a lady hired a contractor, a high school friend, to do some work in her house. He ended up finding $182,000 in Depression-Era cash. The money is in great condition, some of the bills are very rare, so it's estimated to be worth up to $500,000. They did trace it back to the owner, but he died unmarried and childless. So no heirs. When he found it he called and told her. They ended up agreeing on a 10% finders fee to him. Well.... now he wants 40%. The lawyers have been called in. Unless they settle it's up to a judge or jury. I personally think he should get some. 10% seems fair to me. What do you think?