Appellate Win- McCullough v. FCA US, LLC
A prominent California lemon law firm took this case to trial and won a repurchase of a Jeep Cherokee from FCA (formerly known as Chrysler) for their client. After trial, the judge severely cut the attorneys’ fees requested by the Plaintiff’s firm because, according to the judge, they should not have spent so much money for their client’s $17,000 repurchase. We took on the appeal and won. The Court of Appeal (Fourth District- San Diego) held that it was error for the trial court to look at the proportionality of the fees requested to the damages awarded and sent the case back to the trial court for reconsideration.