Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Exotic dancer wins attorney fees in fight for return of $1M seized in traffic stop

Exotic dancer wins attorney fees in fight for return of $1M seized in traffic stop.  $500 per hour isn't unreasonable for a California lawyer.  The issue is whether it is reasonable for a Nebraska case.  Given the complex nature of this business case, outside expertise was arguably necessary.  Reasonable minds can disagree.  $500 per hour in Nebraska is probably high normally unless you are working in Omaha for a Fortune 500 company.  Here, however, the statute permits reasonable attorneys fees.  This case warranted a California attorney at $500 per hour.  It is irrelevant that this woman was an exotic dancer, or, if it is relevant, the probative value is very low.

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