Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Minor's Contingent Fees

In personal injury work, many times these cases are taken on a contingent basis.   The interesting issue develops where you have to have the court approve the settlement including the attorney's fees awarded.  This is when it is important to have an itemization of your time available in case the court wishes to go into the reasonableness of the fee charged.  This also comes up in the cases of a punitive damages award.  As a result, it is a good idea to maintain time sheets even in contingent fee cases. 

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