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No Attorney’s Fees Permitted Under Offer of Judgment Rule When not Preserved Under High-Low Agreement

By on August 24, 2018 in Awards with 0 Comments

Plaintiff Lucia Serico filed a motion for attorney’s fees following a jury trial in a medical malpractice case based upon an offer of judgment she had made before the trial. While the jury was deliberating, she entered into a high-low agreement with the defendant. When the jury returned a verdict of $6 million, which was […]

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Frivolous Fee Award Against Pro Se Plaintiffs Limited by New Jersey Appellate Division

By on September 23, 2016 in Awards with 0 Comments

Under New Jersey law, fees may be obtained against attorneys for the filing of a frivolous lawsuit based upon a court rule, Rule 1:4-8. Attorneys fees for the filing of a frivolous pleading may be obtained against a party based upon a statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:15-59.1. The published decision of Tagayun v. AmeriChoice of New Jersey, […]

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