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Discharged Attorneys Have Recourse in Workers Compensation Claims through Florida’s Quantum Meruit Rule

Sep 8, 2016 in Case Law Updates by

The First District Court of Appeal recently issued a decision in Salzman v. Reyes, 41 Fla. L. Weekly D1930 (Fla. Aug. 18, 2016), which discussed the level of discretion the Judge of Compensation Claims has in determining both the entitlement and amount of a quantum meruit attorney’s fee. Quantum meruit permits an attorney subject to a premature discharge by the client to recover the reasonable value of his services in fixed and contingency employment contracts.

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