Government Retention of Personal Injury Lawyers: SB 86 (2003); Amended C.R.S. 13-17-301.
Requires monthly reports by outside counsel to include number of
Requires monthly reports by outside counsel to include number of hours worked, court costs incurred, and to provide such data in aggregate from the effective date of the contingent fee contract. Requires at the conclusion of representation, outside counsel to provide the state with a statement of hours worked and fees recovered through a contract for legal services between the state and outside counsel. Provided that in no instance shall the state pay fees, even on a contingent fee basis, in excess of $1,000 per hour.
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Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signs key bills aimed at improving the state’s civil justice system.