Attorney Fees Knocked Down in Dog Barking Case

, New York Law Journal

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"His view, and he says himself it was a toss-up, was that we were not authorized to prepare for trial," Bailey said. "We disagree because I got verbal authorization to do the work I needed to do to win the case."

Bruce Lederman, of D'Agostino, Levine, Landesman & Lederman, represents the co-op.

"I think it was a well-written decision by the judge who listened carefully to the evidence and reached a thoughtful decision," he said. "The decision recognizes that attorneys have a duty to keep in mind what's involved in a case before pursuing a no-expense-spared approach before trial."

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    The problem with the decision/order is that it does not reflect that the client was hell bent upon prosecuting his claims against Andrew Stein and wanted no stone to be left unturned. And while the client did not want to go to trial while the appeal from the denial of summary judgment was pending, there was no stay in effect so that it was imperative to prepare responsibly to best represent the client’s interests. Parenthetically, the matter first went to arbitration where the firm was awarded the fees it sought.-Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

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    Other than the article including prominent attorney Adam Leitman Bailey, how is this a news story?

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