Monday, May 21, 2007

attorneys fees - reasonableness

McMullen v. Kurtz - Superior Court - May 17, 2007

http://www.courts.state.pa.us/OpPosting/Superior/out/A37007_06.pdf

Legal fees in a contract must be reasonable even if the contract providing for the award of such fees does not specify that they must be reasonable. A reasonableness requirement is "implicit in the agreement."

In determining reasonableness, the court must consider, inter alia, how complicated the issues the issues in the underlying case were.

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