Plaintiffs' Firm Wants Ex-Associate's Fee Claim Arbitrated

Law360, Houston (December 10, 2013, 8:20 PM EST) -- A personal injury boutique told a Texas appeals court Monday that a former associate's claim to millions in attorneys' fees from a settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC over its development and marketing of Avandia must be arbitrated even though his compensation agreement lacks such a requirement.

The Branch Law Firm LLP argued in a brief filed with the Fourteenth District Court of Appeals that former associate W. Shane Osborn’s demand for 10 percent of the fees the firm collected out of recoveries from more than 1,000 clients...
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