Fee Factors: 12 Parts: MUST READ

When Can You Recover Them and How? Costs Under 28 USC 1920, Expert Witness Fees, and Other Non-Damage Awards;
Recoverable Costs Are Governed by 28 USC 1920 however Expert Witness Fees Are Not. There are various non-damage awards that you need to understand and how to seek them.
David A. Szwak

Fee Factors: 12 Parts: MUST READ

Postby David A. Szwak » Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:28 pm


An award of attorney fees under Truth-In-Lending Act must take into account:

1. time and labor required;
2. the skill requisite to properly perform the legal services;
3. preclusion of other employment;
4. novelty and difficulty of questions presented;
5. customary fee;
6. whether fee is fixed or contingent;
7. time limitations imposed by the client;
8. amount involved and results obtained;
9. the experience, reputation and ability of the attorneys;
10. undesirability of the case;
11. nature and length of the professional relationship with the client; and
12. awards in similar cases.
Varner v. Century Fin. Co., 738 F.2d 1143 (C.A. Ga. 1984); Johnson v. Georgia Highway Express, Inc., 488 F.2d 714 (5th Cir. 1974); Thompson v. San Antonio Retail Merchants Association, 682 F.2d 509 (5th Cir. 1982); Bryant v. TRW, Inc., 487 F.Supp. 1234 (U.S.D.C. Mich. 1980), affirmed, 689 F.2d 72 (6th Cir. 1982).

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