Fla. High Court Weighs Atty Fee Calculation In Settlement Law

Law360 (October 7, 2020, 4:59 PM EDT) -- A condominium association that won a legal battle with a pest control company asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to buck precedent and include prejudgment interest when determining if a judgment triggers a party's entitlement to attorney fees under the state's proposal-for-settlement statute.

In videoconferenced oral arguments, CCM Condominium Association Inc. attorney Shea Moxon told the high court that prejudgment interest accrued after the association made a settlement offer to Petri Positive Pest Control Inc. should be included in the "net judgment" for the purposes of calculating whether it can be awarded attorney fees under the statute.

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