Winterrowd v. American General Annuity Insurance Company

more+
less-

Plaintiff's May Recover Fees Generated By Non-Admitted Attorney Who Assists California Attorney in California-Based Litigation

In a divided opinion, the Ninth Circuit recently held that a lawyer who was not admitted to practice law in California was still eligible to recover fees generated in the case, under limited circumstances. A member of the Oregon Bar, assisted a California lawyer in a breach of a contract action against an insurance company. The insurance company ultimately agreed to settle the matter, and the plaintiff sought to recover its attorneys’ fee including the fee incurred by its Oregon Counsel. The District Court concluded that the Oregon counsel could not recover attorneys’ fees for work performed while the case was pending before the California District Court. The plaintiffs appealed to the Ninth Circuit and the court reversed in part and remanded for further proceedings.

Please see full post for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

more+
less-

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×