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Judge shouldn’t have cut fee from $6M to $600K (access required)

A trial judge who cut the contingency fee in a personal injury case from $6 million to $600,000 committed error, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. The plaintiff, who was struck by an alleged drunken driver, was brain-damaged and incompetent, requiring court approval of the settlement. But the judge gave insufficient consideration to ...

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