• Attorney's Fees -- Barnard v. Langer
  • January 16, 2004 | Author: Jennifer A. Becker
  • Law Firm: Long & Levit LLP - San Francisco Office
  • The Second Appellate District finds that an inadequate settlement claim is speculative without proof of the underlying adversary's willingness to pay a higher settlement or proof of a better trial result. In addition, the tension between attorney's fees and the client's interest is not a conflict of interest. Finally, abusive client conduct concerning fee claims is sanctionable.