A federal judge has ruled against Washington, D.C., solo practitioner Mark Zaid in his pursuit of $466,000 from the government on a claim that Congress unlawfully interfered with a private contract he had with two clients and restricted his compensation.

Zaid and his lawyer, Eric Imperial, pursued a Fifth Amendment takings claim in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against the government, alleging that a private relief bill that Congress passed restricted the attorney fees Zaid was entitled to collect. The bill awarded $2 million to Zaid’s clients and capped his fee at 10 percent.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]