Attys Lose $35K Fee After 7th Circ. Orders New Analysis

Law360, Los Angeles (December 1, 2016, 8:30 PM EST) -- A team of personal injury lawyers lost a $35,000 contingency fee award in the Seventh Circuit on Thursday when a panel found that a lower court judge didn’t look at the value of their services in granting the award stemming from a settlement over defective hip implants from DePuy Orthopedics.

Dustan Dobbs had retained three lawyers in a case against DePuy in which he wound up with a $250,000 settlement after terminating his contract, though lower court granted them their $35,000 contingency fee.

In Thursday’s decision...
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Case Information

Case Title

Dustan Dobbs v. George McLaughlin

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3367 Torts

Date Filed

May 16, 2016


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