43.1213 Attorney fees.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 43.1213]

No attorney may charge, demand, receive or collect for services rendered, fees in excess of 25 percent of any judgment rendered pursuant to this chapter, or in excess of 20 percent of any award, compromise, or settlement made by the Attorney General pursuant to this chapter.

History: 1967, PL 10-1.

Case Notes:

Where attorney had failed to represent one of his four clients, a minor child, and had failed to advise his other clients of their fiduciary obligations to the child, court charged with settlements involving minors would not approve an attorney's fee in the maximum amount permitted by law but would require a reduction in the fee. A.S.C.A. § 43.1213. Galo v. American Samoa Government, 10 A.S.R.2d 94 (1989).