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New York law firm Parker Waichman had hoped ot trade a $93,203 fee award for its former lawyer's $4.2 million contingency fee, but the Fourth District Court of Appeal said no. Photo: Dtitstudio/Shutterstock.com. New York law firm Parker Waichman had hoped to trade a $93,203 fee award for its former lawyer’s $4.2 million contingency fee, but the Fourth District Court of Appeal said no. Photo: Dtitstudio/Shutterstock.com.

Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal has blocked an attempt by New York law firm Parker Waichman to collect a $4.2 million contingency fee from a tobacco verdict, after an attorney left partway through the case and took the client with him.

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Raychel Lean

Raychel Lean reports on South Florida litigation for the Daily Business Review. Send an email to rlean@alm.com, or follow her on Twitter via @raychellean.

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