Court Upholds Lower Legal Fee In Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- An attorney who won a nearly $7 million judgment for a plaintiff in a sex discrimination employment suit has failed to convince a Washington state appeals court that she is owed a higher judgment contingency rate, rather than a lower settlement rate, for her fee.

The Court of Appeals of the State of Washington issued an opinion Thursday affirming a lower court’s determination that Spokane, Wash., attorney Mary Schultz is entitled to only 40 percent of a final settlement in the case, plus costs and interest,...
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