Texas solo Ken Tarlton has spent years fighting over pennies. When disgruntled divorce client Michael Powell had $1,000 in attorney fees delivered to Tarlton's office in 20 sacks of unrolled pennies, Tarlton filed a motion to require Powell to pay for his time, bank redemption fee and additional costs. A judge then ordered Powell to pay $533 for his "chicanery," and specifically directed him to pay by cashier's check, money order or "folding money." But that ruling didn't end the fee fight.
Paid in Pennies, Lawyer Takes Fee Fight to Court
July 5, 2005