Court Approves Attorney Fees for Time Spent Seeking Attorney Fees

You read that correctly: attorneys can ask for fees for the time they took asking for fees. That’s according to the Pennsylvania Superior Court decision, Richards v. Ameriprise Fin., Inc., 2019 PA Super 254, 2019 Pa. Super. LEXIS 830 (August 21, 2019).

Specifically, the court held that fees may be requested under the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, 73 P.S. § 201-9.2, for time attorneys spent preparing and litigating fee petitions—within reason.

Read more at Attorney at Law Magazine.