A DeKalb County judge awarded nearly $1.1 million in attorney fees to a man injured by falling debris at an Atlanta hotel, adding to more than a combined $6 million already delivered by a settlement and jury.
The man’s attorneys sought the fees under Georgia’s offer of judgment statute, which allows a party whose offer to settle was rejected and who later prevails by 25% or more than was demanded, to seek fees dating from the time of the rejection.
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