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Is there a limit or guidelines to how much and how long a CA

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Is there a limit or guidelines to how much and how long a CA attorney can charge on a contingency basis for a LTD cancellation dispute.

They get 40% of everything including future payments?
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Under CA law, contingency fee agreements are based on contract between the attorney and client (unlike workers compensation and unemployment cases where the statutes limit fees). Thus, in this type of contract dispute, the attorney can charge any fee that is reasonable (the standard contingency agreement is 33% before filing suit and 40% after filing suit).

In determining if a fee is reasonable, the bar rules say they look to the complexity of the issue, the time involved and the experience of the attorney. This is all that th rules require.

They can collect their fee in accordance to whatever they wrote in their fee agreement though.

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