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Re: Benchmark v. Crawford Attorney's Fees Ruling
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2009, 06:23:10 PM »
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Contingency is usually a third or 30%. I don't think you can have fees PLUS contingency.
The lawyers took a risk taking on the case without being assured they would get paid in full.  To encourage lawyers to do this (otherwise they would not) the law allows them to be awarded a multiplier of their attorney's fees (1.5 in this case).
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Re: Benchmark v. Crawford Attorney's Fees Ruling
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2009, 07:37:53 PM »
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Contingency is usually a third or 30%. I don't think you can have fees PLUS contingency.
The lawyers took a risk taking on the case without being assured they would get paid in full.  To encourage lawyers to do this (otherwise they would not) the law allows them to be awarded a multiplier of their attorney's fees (1.5 in this case).


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Re: Benchmark v. Crawford Attorney's Fees Ruling
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2009, 09:57:15 PM »
Congratulations Psy. This is excellent. Will this set yet another precedent? I hope so.

So far, this has been a great month. And this news is the cherry on top.


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Re: Benchmark v. Crawford Attorney's Fees Ruling
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2009, 09:51:52 PM »
So, when do they actually have to pay up by?

In light of Len Buccellato's continued failure to pay his legal settlement, I keep wondering how long it takes (in California, as opposed to Georgia) before either you get your legally ordained money or someone gets his/her/its ass sent to jail...
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