Indemnifiers May Pay Higher Attys' Fees, Fla. High Court Says

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a fee agreement between an attorney and an insurance company that awarded greater fees if a third party made the payment must be upheld because the agreement explicitly sanctioned the higher fees.

The high court's decision overturned an appellate court ruling that Compass Construction Inc. — which was required to pay attorney's fees for its co-defendant in a construction accident case — was only responsible for the hourly rate that the attorney had billed and not the higher, alternative...
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