High Court To Consider Question Of Fee Awards

Law360, New York (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that examines whether attorneys' fees awarded at the conclusion of a lawsuit can be increased by a judge based on the quality of the work done.

After fighting a losing battle in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the state of Georgia had asked the high court to review a $10.5 million fee award issued to attorneys who filed a class action on behalf of 3,000 foster children against state officials, alleging broad,...
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