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Fired-Atty Fee Dispute A Matter Of Principle, 7th Circ. Told

Law360, Chicago (January 9, 2018, 6:48 PM EST) -- A Seventh Circuit panel on Tuesday wrestled with the prospect of overturning for a second time a lower court’s $87,500 fee award to an attorney fired before a man accepted a $250,000 settlement in his hip-replacement case, expressing concerns that the parties are now spending more money to fight over the award than the fee amount itself.

Both sides of the dispute acknowledged Circuit Judge Ilana Rovner’s concern but argued that resolving the issue is a matter of principle. Dustan Dobbs’ attorney, Christopher Keleher, told the...
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Case Title

Dustan Dobbs v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al


Case Number

17-2195

Court

Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3367 Torts

Date Filed

June 9, 2017

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