Atty Says Former Firm Stiffed Him On $8M Fee Award

Law360, Los Angeles (May 30, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles employment attorney filed a breach of partnership agreement suit Wednesday alleging former Jones Bell Abbott Fleming & Fitzgerald LLP colleagues skimmed from his share of an $8 million class action fee award to keep the firm financially afloat.

Joseph Becerra, who resigned from Jones Bell in August, says the unfair distribution of “the largest fee” in the firm's history benefited other partners at his expense despite his extensive work on the underlying case. The fee award was part of a $36 million settlement...
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