For the past year, our local courts have reduced our fees requested when we prevail against suing creditors and providing other bankruptcy services. While we did not agree with these decisions, we also purposely chose not to appeal since we were waiting for the decision of Moreno v. City of Sacramento, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 15951 (9th Cir. Cal. July 28, 2008). Well, the Ninth Circuit has now ruled, and as expected, the District Court ruling reducing attorney fees was wrong. Instead, attorney fees must be paid as requested by the losing party, unless sufficient evidence exists by an objecting party. The days of the “gut feeling” reductions by judges are OVER! So what does this mean? The bottom line is that our firm and other firms are once again motivated to represent our clients to the fullest extent allowable by law without any undue influence by a Court reducing our fees based upon their arbitrary opinion. Stay tuned, more on this blog to be published soon.
Written by Michael G. Doan– Michael Doan is a member of the Doan Law Firm, which consists of Chula Vista Bankruptcy Attorney locations, Escondido Bankruptcy Attorney locations, La Mesa Bankruptcy Attorney locations, and San Diego Bankruptcy Attorney locations…just to name a few. Presently, Michael is concentrating his practice solely in Bankruptcy Law and is a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, one of only fourteen such attorneys in all of California. He owns and manages the Carlsbad Bankruptcy Attorney Office.
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