A Collection of “Strange” Legal Fee Cases

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Aug 082012

A collection of interesting legal fees cases …

$89,000 Legal Fee Approved Despite $500 Award (Daily Business Review) – A New York Judge awarded a woman nearly $89,000 in legal fees and expenses after she won a $500 judgment against the management of a Brooklyn housing development for its private police officers’ use of excessive force during her arrest.  Eastern District Judge Jack B. Weinstein issued the ruling in Brown v. Starrett City Associates on Jan. 9, 2012.  The woman, Annette Brown, was awarded the $500 after a jury found in her favor.  The jury was instructed to award Ms. Brown compensatory damages if her rights were violated and she suffered a “physical, emotional or financial injury” but to only award her $1 in nominal damages if she did not suffer an injury.  Although Ms. Brown is entitled to the $500 judgment, the $89,000 in legal fees will go to her attorney.  Continue reading »