Mason City, IA asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Iowa

Q: My fathers civil case trial in Iowa settled in Iowa, now can attorney get the percentage from texas no cap or iowas

In texas they have no amount or percentage capped they can get more than 33% by using texas law in Iowa we get 33% of settlement. texas also charges for court cost experts who testified traveling cost there own plain flew hear. We won was allowed to be reversed we appealed it was sent back to have new trial . 7.1 million was our award, set for court trial this april. Case settled for a big $600,00.00 . The appeals only reason to be retried again was at our attorney continue to state the jury needs to make them pay , by setting the example the companies can spend listing cost they were paying experts to testifiy this was decided by judge and told our attorney was not allow to use her own opinion or stating if they can afford the cost more than what we were even asking why should they not have to pay to show these companies they haved to pay . Defendant motions to ask for retrial based on her actions was it by mistake or intentional all other issues were settled. misconduct

1 Lawyer Answer
Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens
Answered
  • West des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: It is unclear as to what you are asking. You need to schedule an appointment (do not randomly call on the telephone) with your attorney and have him or her fully explain what is happening in your case.

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