Event

Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Seminar - Chicago, Illinois

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Date   Apr 28 - 30, 2010
Time   1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location   

Swissotel
323 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601


Ford & Harrison attorney Rachel Krause will present a session entitled Anatomy of a Fee Award - Determining a Reasonable Fee at the Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Seminar hosted by DRI, April 28 - 30, 2010.

About the Program

How does a court determine a "reasonable" fee? Should an attorney's hourly rate depend on the size of his or her firm and location? What do judges love/hate to see in a fee apllication? What are the best strategies for reducing an award?  What does it mean to prevail? Are fees recoverable on a remand? What is the applicability of inferences in favor of the plaintiff and are these inferences justified?  All of these questions will be posed to a leading jurist by a seasoned defense attorney.  Walk away with a complete understanding of rates and splits among circuit court fee awards.  Treatment will also be given to cases awarding fees to the defendant, including interpleader actions.