• Posts by Christopher D. Meyer
    Chris Meyer

    Chris Meyer is a partner in the firm's litigation section where he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters in the areas of construction, commercial, real estate, financial services, and transportation. He ...

In Richardson v. Wells Fargo, N.A., No. 13-10002 (5th Cir. 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that motions for attorney's fees provided by contract are permissible in accordance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d)(2). This rule provides that "a claim for attorney's fees and related nontaxable expenses must be made by motion unless the substantive law requires those fees to be proved at trial as an element of damages." Plaintiff Pamela Richardson obtained a loan from Wells Fargo to refinance the mortgage on her property. Plaintiff secured the debt with a deed of ...

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