Case Caption: Deniece M. Rainey v. Leola HermonCase Number: S. Ct. Civ. No. 2010-0007Date: 10/06/2011Author: Cabret, Maria M. Citation: Summary:

In an action by an attorney to collect legal fees for services rendered relating to a probate matter, the Superior Court erred in reducing certain of the amounts owed for fees and expenses. Its factual determinations that the attorney's work concerning a foreclosure action on the client's family home was outside the scope of the attorney-client contract, and that attorney billed the client for unnecessary work, lack evidentiary support and are clearly erroneous. The Superior Court also erred in disallowing certain administrative costs, without finding that those costs were unreasonable or outside the scope of the contract between the attorney and client. The judgment of the Superior Court is reversed and this action is remanded for proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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