Showing posts with label Second District. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Second District. Show all posts

Friday, December 9, 2016

Attorney's fees in contingency cases

In William E. Weaner & Associates v. 369 West First Street the Second District was asked to reduce a fee award on the grounds that the award exceeded the amount that would have been paid to the law firm under its contingency fee agreement. It declined to do so.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rule 60(B)(4) - when does it apply?

Rule 60(B) provides for relief from a final judgment on certain specified conditions, including mistake or excusable neglect, newly discovered evidence, and fraud or misrepresentation. Subdivision (4) provides for relief if "the judgment has been satisfied, released or discharged," and honestly, it's never been clear to me when or why that might warrant the vacature of a judgment. I understand why a judgment might be noted as "paid" or "satisfied," but why should that be grounds for relief from the judgment? The Second District has an answer, though not necessarily an entirely satisfying one, in Kossoudji v. Stamps.

Monday, October 17, 2016

A face only a mother could love

Fans of law-of-the-case and scope-of-the-appellate-mandate doctrines may want to check out the Second District's decision in LG Harris Family Limited Partnership v. 905 S. Main Street. The rest of you? Eh--move along.