Fed. Circ. Denies Attys' Fees In Veteran Benefits Case

Law360, Chicago (July 3, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s decision denying fees to an attorney for his counsel to a veteran seeking disability benefits, agreeing that the lawyer’s purported services contributed little to his client’s eventual victory.

In a precedential opinion, penned by Judge Evan J. Wallach, the appeals panel rejected attorney John F. Cameron’s bid for a 20 percent cut of the three years of past due benefits awarded to his client, Floyd W. Bartlett, in 2005.

The judges found that the U.S. Court of...
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