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Lawyer Gets Retainer Amount in Overtime Pay Case (access required)

A lawyer’s retainer agreement calling for payment of 40 percent of “any recovery” gives the lawyer 40 percent of the Rule 68 judgment for $10,000, not 40 percent of the overtime pay gained by his client; the Richmond U.S. District Court orders employer to pay $4,000 in attorney’s fees. In this case, the magistrate judge calculated ...