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Law firm claims portion of settlement as attorneys’ fees (access required)

Where one of the parties in a settlement action previously agreed to pay its law firm a portion of settlement proceeds as attorneys’ fees, the firm cannot assert claims under state statutory or federal common law liens, but it can assert a valid claim under quantum meruit for services rendered, and the court could exercise ...