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Tag Archives: Attorneys Fees

Chaos to clarity: Attorney lien statute bill passes General Assembly

Virginia General Assembly

A bill that would provide clarity to the statute governing liens for attorney fees is heading to the desk of Gov. Glenn Youngkin after passing the Senate and the House of Delegates unanimously. Senate Bill 817, sponsored by Sen. Scott ...

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Appellate attorneys’ fees OK’d in case of first impression

Puzzle piece being placed

A Greene County circuit judge awarded more than $13,000 in appellate attorneys’ fees in a long-standing dispute after finding the appellees were the prevailing party in the Supreme Court of Virginia appeal. In a case of first impression, Greene County ...

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Dischargeable: Ex-attorney clears costs related to license revocation

Striking fee agreement

A former Virginia attorney who consented to a revocation of his license in 2021 had most of the costs associated with the revocation discharged by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Stemming from the revocation, the ...

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Spouse shelves suit; no attorneys’ fees for ex

Couple's hands separating

When a man voluntarily dismissed a defamation suit against his ex-wife before she moved to dismiss in federal court, she cannot recover attorneys’ fees pursuant to Virginia’s “anti-SLAPP” statute, the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled in a matter of ...

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‘Neither large nor complex’: Attorneys’ fees, costs reduced in collection suit

Chess piece being knocked down

A couple was awarded attorneys’ fees and costs after a defendant violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, by attempting to collect a disputed debt from them despite notice from their attorney. The federal district court, however, said ...

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Hourly rates and billable hours support $975,000 fee award

Where a successful plaintiff was awarded $3 million in damages in her Trafficking Victims Protection Act, or TVPA lawsuit, the award of $975,000 in attorneys’ fees was found reasonable based on the rates charged, the hours worked and the sophistication ...

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4th Circuit chops fees for limited success

A federal appeals court has underscored its insistence that attorneys’ fee awards take into account just how far short of target a plaintiff’s arrow falls. Judges must compare the amount of damages sought to the amount awarded, the 4th Circuit ...

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