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A federal appeals court upheld lawyers receiving $119,000 in fees and expenses in a case where their client, a waitress, received $12,000 in improperly denied tips and wages.

The unpublished per curiam opinion of the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit noted that there was “room to quibble” whether the trial judge should have awarded the full amount of fees sought in the case, and that the “fee-to-judgment ratio is large.”

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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