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Navigating the Changing Landscape of Attorneys' Fee Litigation in Florida

November/December 2018
Member Manny Farach (Fort Lauderdale) co-authored "Navigating the Changing Landscape of Attorneys' Fee Litigation in Florida" in the November/December issue of The Florida Bar Journal. Lawyers in Florida have historically operated un­der the premise that "fees for fees" are awarded only through the fee entitlement stage of litigation, and that the prevail­ing party in a lawsuit involving a contract with a prevailing party fees provision is typically awarded its fees through such entitlement award - and specifically exclud­ing any litigation concerning the "amount" of attorneys' fees. Recent decisions, however, have changed this view and have created a new environment for attorneys' fees litigation. This article discusses two of the cases changing the landscape, and seeks a common thread between the two lines of authority that may assist practitioners in their pending cases. View the full article here.