Two sets of lawyers on the same side of a case against Progressive Insurance got into an ugly fight over fees that produced an award of nearly $3 million and an ethics report to the Florida Bar. Judge David Crow awarded the fees plus interest to three law firms that claimed they were cheated by the attorneys who filed the suit against the insurer. Crow found the original lawyers concocted a scheme to enrich themselves and cheat the attorneys they hired as settlement counsel out of their share of the fees.
Judge: Lawyers Cheated Other Lawyers on Same Side of Insurance Dispute
Daily Business Review
May 1, 2008