Clear Up Jurisdiction Issue In Atty Fees Spat: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (May 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Faced with lingering uncertainty over a lower court's jurisdiction, a federal appeals court has remanded a dispute over Durant Nichols Houston Hodgson & Cortese-Costa PC’s cut of $2.75 million earned by a former of counsel at the firm.

Judges Dennis Jacobs, Amayla L. Kearse and Peter W. Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday declined to address the status of $94,000 awarded to Durant Nichols in arbitration as the district court’s subject matter jurisdiction had not been adequately established....
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