Fla. High Court Defines 'Reasonable' Attorneys' Fees

Law360, New York (October 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a decision that could result in higher insurance premiums for businesses, Florida's highest court has ruled that claimant attorneys in workers' compensation suits are entitled to “reasonable” attorneys' fees based on specific factors of each case rather than a contingency formula.

The decision handed down Thursday by the Supreme Court of Florida attempts to resolve an ambiguity of the state's workers’ compensation laws involving how claimant attorney fees should be awarded, ruling that a reasonable attorney fee should consider the time and labor involved, the...
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