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3rd Circ. Joins Harsh Critique Of $900K Fee Request

Law360 (September 12, 2018, 8:45 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Wednesday endorsed a lower court's harsh denial of a $947,000 fee request following an insurance coverage trial, and instituted a formal policy that judges can deny awards of even reasonable fees if they come alongside “staggering” and “astonishing” unsupported fees like the ones on display in the case.

The Third Circuit denied a $947,000 fee request for attorneys Michael Pisanchyn and Marsha Albright and their team. They had represented Bernie and Nicole Clemens in an underlying trial against New York Central Mutual...
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Case Title

Bernie Clemens, et al v. New York Central Mutual Fire I


Case Number

17-3150

Court

Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

4110 Insurance

Date Filed

October 2, 2017

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