In her Professional Liability Insurance column, Sue C. Jacobs, a member of Goodman & Jacobs, analyzes two recent decisions on attorney's fees: In the first, the court held that once the court finds class action plaintiffs' counsel's legal fees are reasonable and fair, any future actions, including one for attorney malpractice, will be barred; in the second case, the judge held that although a plaintiff in a civil rights action prevails on some cause of action, the court, in its discretion may refuse to award any legal fees if it finds the fees are grossly and willfully inflated.
The Role of Courts and Legal Fees
New York Law Journal
October 26, 2012
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