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High Court: No Reimbursement to Employers for Overturned Attorney Fee Awards

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Friday, January 19, 2018 | 0

Three years after Howard Parker’s death at the age of 88, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has settled a nine-year dispute between his attorney and employer over a $14,750 fee. The ruling handed down Thursday overturned the Commonwealth Court and settles once and for all that claimants' attorneys don't have to repay employers for unreasonable contest attorney fees that are later overturned. The decision in County of Allegheny v. WCAB (Parker) also hinted that the Supreme Court may be inclined to second-guess another Commonwealth Court opinion related to th...

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