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Who Pays Attorneys' Fees

Original post made by Menlo Park Resident, Menlo Park: Sharon Heights, on Jun 22, 2014

In the case of Woodell v Kiraly and Bernstein do tne plaintiff and defendants pay their own attorneys fees?

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Posted by red herring
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 23, 2014 at 2:23 am

Any reasonable person in this situation would settle, confidentially, for a fraction of what it would cost to go to trial.


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Posted by been there
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 23, 2014 at 8:32 am

It takes both parties to agree to settle. Things get more and more costly, but if one side won't settle, the other can't make him.


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Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 23, 2014 at 10:17 am

pogo is a registered user.

Is the question about attorney fees or settlement?

In this case, since no other parties or entities are a party to this lawsuit, you would have to presume that each litigant would pay their own attorney fees as well as payments made to the other parties as part of a monetary settlement.

Who else do you think would make these payments?


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Posted by Menlo Park Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 23, 2014 at 9:33 pm

I would like to restate the questions to make them less ambiguous:

Does Woodell have to pay Kiraly's attorney's fees?

or

Does Kiraly have to pay Woodell's attorney's fees?

or

Do Woodell and Kiraly each pay their own attorney's fees?

Does anyone have the answer?


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Posted by answers
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:37 am

There is no point worrying about this. As posted earlier, a reasonable person would simply settle, and it would all be confidential.

Everyone pays their own attorneys. This is why it is always advantageous to settle.


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Posted by answers
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jun 24, 2014 at 1:08 am

There were actually three cases. Bernstein tried to sue Woodell and the court rejected his claims. Kiraly sued Woodell and he settled. The third case is ongoing.


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