Of Counsel Attys Repping A Firm Can't Win Fees, Court Says

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court ruled Wednesday that attorneys representing a law firm embroiled in litigation as of counsel for the firm cannot obtain attorneys' fees, finding they are closely enough related to the firm to be treated as part of it.

A three-judge panel reversed a lower court's award of more than $25,000 in attorneys’ fees to of counsel for California law firm Sands & Associates in its dispute with a former client. The underlying fight was also over attorneys' fees — the ones Sands said...
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