Justices Say That Fee Shifting Can't Rest Solely on Contingency Fee

Court Remands case to trial judge; civil bar was watching case closely

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How much is awarded in attorney fees to a plaintiff under Georgia's offer of judgment statute cannot be based solely on a contingency agreement the plaintiff has with a lawyer, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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