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Thursday, November 6, 2014

FL Supreme Court to Hear Fee Cap Case

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"The Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case today that asks the justices to decide whether the fee caps in the state’s workers compensation laws are legal.

"The high-profile case is Castellanos v. Next Door Company and it is slated to be heard at 9 a.m. in the Supreme Court building in Tallahassee.

"In the case before the court, attorney Mark A. Touby was awarded $164.54 in attorneys fees for helping Marvin Castellanos obtain $822.70 in benefits that the employer carrier initially denied. A Judge of Compensation Claims noted that the attorney was skilled and that the case required nearly 107 hours of work. The fees translated to $1.53 per hour.

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