West Headnote of the Day – June 24, 2010

June 24, 2010

West's Key 102 Costs
West's Key 102VIII Attorney Fees
West's Key 102k194.48 k. On dismissal, nonsuit, default, or settlement.

102 CostsAlthough attorneys are entitled to fair compensation for the work they have done, they are not entitled to compensation for work they have not done, or for fees lost because an early settlement reduced the number of billable hours.
Robbins v. Alibrandi, 25 Cal. Rptr. 3d 387 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005)

Suggested by Dana Rosenberg; Rosenberg Legal; Santa Barbara, CA