Recently, a Manhattan judge reduced a firm’s legal fees by $74,000, allowing only $60,000 of the $114,000 requested. Attorney Adam Leitman Bailey and his firm were working on a “$70,000 settlement in a lawsuit over a noisy dog.”
Andrew Stein, the former Manhattan borough president, was a tenant renting a unit in an Upper East Side co-op building. When he moved into the co-op he was accompanied by two dogs, which constantly barked. It apparently created quite the nuisance and neighbors soon complained. In 2003, the co-op board hired Nessenoff & Miltberg and sued Stein over the dogs.