How To Support Atty Fee Claims In Texas

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- To support a claim for fees in Texas, an attorney should provide documentation or some other type of contemporaneous record of the work he performed, and, if the opposing party objects to the award, she had better challenge the evidence supporting the fee claim in the trial court. These lessons come from recent cases in which the Texas Supreme Court has considered the proof necessary to support awards of attorney’s fees.

In City of Laredo v. Montano,[1] the Supreme Court considered the level of proof necessary to support an award of attorney’s fees made under a fee-shifting provision of the Property...

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