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Texas Justices Weigh Atty Pay After Oral Contingency Deals

Law360, Dallas (October 10, 2017, 9:51 PM EDT) -- Texas Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned whether attorneys can collect a “reasonable value” for their work on behalf of clients if that value is tied to any type of contingency, as they weigh whether to throw out a $7.25 million award for Shamoun & Norman LLP’s work in a dispute over a Hunt Petroleum Corp. heir’s family estate.

In oral argument, the justices probed lawyers for the firm and Hunt heir Al Hill Jr. about how lawyers can be paid for the work they’ve done...
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