October 1, 2012Comments Off on Benchmarks: Fee award wrongly based on lawyer’s cut
Victorious plaintiffs in a breach of contract case thought they were in line for an award of attorney fees equal to what they owed their lawyer under a 25 percent contingency fee agreement. They were wrong.
July 13, 2010Comments Off on Lawyer’s share of client’s recovery limited
A lawyer hired to recover stolen workers’ compensation benefits was only entitled to a percentage of the amounts the client actually received through his efforts, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.