Friday, July 21, 2006

Fight Over Attys Fees in Whistleblower Case

Taking a whistleblower case he deemed a long shot, an attorney in New Jersey had the client sign an agreement that would give the attorney both statutory fees and 50% of any damages recovered. After the case was over, the plaintiff sued his lawyer over the fees, and now a judge says that they were "presumptively unreasonable." Plaintiffs Lawyer Defends Pact That Piggybacked Statutory, Contingent Fees, N.J.L.J., July 14, 2006 (

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