Ford SUV Rollover Plaintiff Can't Stiff Ex-Atty On Award

Law360, Miami (March 12, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT) -- The mother of a deceased child in a long-running dispute with Ford Motor Co. over a sport utility vehicle rollover cannot deny former counsel a fee award just because subsequent counsel had to “fight long and hard” to get the case settled, a Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Florida's Third District Court of Appeal quashed a trial court's order denying any fee award to Henry Courtney of the Courtney Law Firm, who had sought to enforce a charging lien for $114,250 in fees following a settlement...
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