NJ Fee Award Didn't Consider Interrelated Claims, Court Says

Law360 (February 20, 2019, 4:32 PM EST) -- The New Jersey state appeals court has vacated a lower court’s refusal to award counsel fees for the portion of time dedicated to allegations that were ultimately dropped from a lawsuit over a failed air conditioning repair job, ruling in a published decision Wednesday that the facts surrounding the successful claim and the nixed claims were interrelated.

The three-judge panel’s decision handed a victory to Jeffrey S. Jacobs, who appealed his award of $19,800 in counsel fees in his lawsuit against Mark Lindsay and Son Plumbing & Heating Inc., John Stretavski and Mark D. Lindsay. Jacobs — who prevailed in his Consumer...

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