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7th Circuit Reverses Award of Full Contingency Fees in ASR Hip Implant Dispute, Says Further Analysis Needed

CHICAGO – The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a District Court’s order awarding full contingency fee to attorneys who no longer represented a DePuy ASR hip implant plaintiff at the time he accepted a settlement agreement, saying that, while it does not intend to insinuate that a lesser award is required, the District Court failed to consider all the factors required in determining reasonable attorneys’ fees.

In the Dec. 1 opinion, the 7th Circuit explained that it could not determine if the award was appropriate since the record does not contain many of the factors relevant to ...

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