A plaintiffs lawyer fired midway through a personal injury case will have to provide a court with more than just a conclusory presentation of the work he did if he wants to share in the settlement, says a New Jersey appeals court.
In Monday’s ruling, Ostretsov v. R. Fraley & R. Mortensen Inc. , A-3021-08, the court said Hackensack, N.J., solo Alexander Fishbeyn’s “bullet point” recitation of services performed did not state the monetary value of his time, identify the approximate time spent on each task or set forth the overall hours devoted to the plaintiff’s case.
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