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Failure to Document Hours Results in No Fee for Firm

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 460 | 0 | 0 min read

An Alabama law firm that represented a worker who was injured when he had to jump off a runaway rail vehicle was hoping to be paid more than $400,000 for its services, but walked away with nothing last week after the Court of Civil Appeals ruled it did not adequately document the time it had spent on the case. Jason DuBois suffered multiple broken bones and brain damage after he was forced to jump from a vehicle that was traveling down the tracks at more than 60 miles per hour. His uncle, Steve DuBois, obtained power of attorney to manage his affairs. The uncle signed an agreement ...

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