HCCLR 9 Approval of Fees in Certain Cases- SPR 98.16W (f), (g) (A) When the Court is called upon to fix the compensation for acting on behalf of a minor or a disabled person,the following guidelines shall be considered: (1) Settlement less than $500,000. If the case is settled and the amount of settlement is $500,000 or less, the attorney's fees should not exceed 1/3 of the amount recovered, exclusive of costs of suit. (2) Settlement over $500,000. If the amount of a settlement is over $500,000, the attorney's fees should not exceed 1/3 of the first $500,000 recovered, exclusive of costs of suit, and 25% of the excess over $500,000 recovered, exclusive of costs of suit. (3) Costs of Suit Defined. For these purposes, "costs of suit" shall mean the expenses of litigation. (4) If there is an appeal, an additional reasonable fee will be considered. (Effective 9/1/03)
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