Attorney Published Article
Navigating the Changing Landscape of Attorneys’ Fee Litigation in Florida
The Florida Bar Journal Member Manny Farach (Fort Lauderdale) co-authored “Navigating the Changing Landscape of Attorneys’ Fee Litigation in Florida” in the November/December issue of The Florida Bar Journal. Lawyers in Florida have historically operated under the premise that “fees for fees” are awarded only through the fee entitlement stage of litigation, and that the prevailing party in a lawsuit involving a contract with a prevailing party fees provision is typically awarded its fees through such entitlement award – and specifically excluding any litigation concerning the “amount” of attorneys’ fees. Recent decisions, however, have changed this view and have created a new environment for attorneys’ fees litigation. This article discusses two of the cases changing the landscape, and seeks a common thread between the two lines of authority that may assist practitioners in their pending cases. View the full article here.