Mary Kathleen Lynn v. American Airlines Group and Sedgwick CMS

In Mary Kathleen Lynn v. American Airlines Group and Sedgwick CMS after prevailing on a claim for authorization of a physician, claimant sought payment of attorney fees. Claimant sought $49,770.00 while the E/C suggested a range of $14,225.00 to $17,070.00. The value of benefits secured was $350.00 and the JCC found the statutory fee was manifestly unfair and upward deviation therefrom was warranted. Of the 110.6 hours alleged, the JCC concluded 92.9 were reasonably incurred. Finding the hourly rate to be within the range of $350 to $375, the JCC AWARDED claimant’s attorney fees in the sum of $34,000.00. This award was the equivalent of an hourly rate of $365.98.

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