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Whistleblower lawyer reproached for double-dip fee



Per the New Jersey Law Journal: "A winning plaintiffs lawyer in a whistleblower suit -- who then had the whistle blown on him for creatively augmenting his fee -- is fighting a court order to give some of the money back. A New Jersey judge called 'presumptively unreasonable' an agreement that gave John Donnelly not only statutory fees under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act but also a 50 percent share of damages recovered. Donnelly said he crafted the arrangement to finance a long-shot case."


 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.