Attorney fees paid by defendant, not passed through to claimant

February 22, 2021


Q. In a settlement, the plaintiff’s attorney was awarded attorney fees from the defendant as a result of the defendant being sanctioned for missing a pre-trial conference. Because the harm was done to the plaintiff’s attorney, the attorney fee was paid solely to the attorney, and the claimant did not receive any reportable income. With that being the case, would those attorney fees be reportable to the claimant? A. (Answered by a 3rd party, independent advisory services firm offering…

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