Dog Barks and Judge Reduces Attorney Fees

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Feb 052014
 

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. Continue reading »