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1st DCA Strikes Down Limit on Attorney Fees as Unconstitutional

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 0

The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal on Wednesday struck down a statute that prohibits workers' compensation claimants from hiring attorneys to represent them against motions to tax costs as unconstitutional. The decision in Jacobson v. Southeast Personnel Leasing Inc./Packard Claim Administration marks the second occasion this year in which the court has declared a provision of the state's workers' compensation act invalid, as applied to the facts of a particular case.The court said that the combined effect of Florida Statutes 440.34.105(3) and 440.34 violates the First A...

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