Attorney Fee Award to Insurance in-House Counsel
I have a property damage case defended by an attorney who works directly for the insurance company. If I lose at trial, will they be entitled to recoup a statutory attorney fee or does the fact that he's an employee of the insurance company (as opposed to hired, outside counsel), prevent that?
don't know of an Oklahoma case squarely in point but the federal rule
is that it doesn't make any difference if the winning lawyer is
salaried. See: Centennial Archaeology, Inc. v. Aecom, Inc., 688 F.3d 673, 678 (10th Cir. 2012). This case cites numerous other cases to that effect.
Posted on Mon, December 22, 2014
by Travis Law Office filed under