'Excellent Lawyers Are Civil': Appellate Court Affirms Lowered Attorneys Fees Tied to Impolite Behavior
California's Second District Court of Appeal found that a trial judge offered good reasons for capping attorneys fees in the case, including the plaintiffs' "incivility."
It may be impossible to put a price tag on civility, but the Second District Court of Appeals tried to do just that on Tuesday.
A Los Angeles appellate court upheld a $90,000 attorneys’ fees award to plaintiffs who argued they were due three times as much. The court said that the trial judge offered good reasons for capping the fees, including the plaintiffs’ “incivility.”
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