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11th Circ. Denies Fees For Withdrawn Atty In Tobacco Suit

Law360, New York (August 15, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday ruled that a Florida attorney could not collect fees for litigation work he did for Aldar Tobacco Group LLC because he voluntarily withdrew from the case before the case settled and Aldar recovered money.

A three-judge panel for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court's order striking Byron G. Petersen PA's charging lien against Aldar for $300,000 in attorney's fees, ruling that he had failed to show that the oral agreement with his client was one for deferred hourly billing of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Aldar Tobacco Group, LLC v. Byron G. Petersen, PA

Case Number



Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3370 Other Fraud

Date Filed

April 1, 2013

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