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Fourth District: Fees For Fees, And Fee Causation

Florida follows a general rule that, where attorney’s fees are shifted to another party, the award can include the amounts expended to litigate entitlement to fees but not amounts expended litigating the amount of those fees.

There are exceptions, and this decision from the Fourth District points out one of them. “Fees for fees,” as they are sometimes called, can be awarded where fee-shifting occurs as a sanction.

Notably, the district court imposed a limit on the fee award in the case, holding that the fees awarded had to be “directly related” to the sanctioned conduct.

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