10th Circ. Sides With Attorney In Fee Fight

Law360, New York (August 17, 2009, 1:11 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has reversed and remanded a lower court's decision invalidating a fee agreement in a California attorney's long-running fight related to his work selling shares in media company Freedom Communications Inc.

In a decision Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit overruled a decision in the dispute between California attorney Joseph Alioto and Timothy Hoiles, who went to the attorney in 2001 when he wanted to sell his shares in Freedom.

In August 2001, Alioto agreed...
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