Richard Cardona v. RTI Restoration Technology, Inc and Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company, Summit

In Richard Cardona v. RTO Restoration Technology, Inc and Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company, Summit a settlement in the amount of $26,000.00 was reached. The fee of $10,1500.00 was equivalent to 39% of the total settlement. The retainer signed by the claimant consisted of the standard liability litigation agreement which provided a 40% fee after the case had been filed through the trial of the case. The JCC considered the Lee Engineering factor and the 27 hours alleged to have been incurred in securing the settlement. The JCC found that a $9,000.00 fee would be reasonable. Since the request before her was only for approval of the $10,150.00 fee, the JCC DENIED the motion.

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