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Feingold v. Pucello
Citation:Pennsylvania Superior Court, 1995. 439 Pa. Super. 509, 654 A.2d 1093.
Allen Feingold (Plaintiff) was a personal injury attorney who discussed with Barry Pucello (Defendant) the possibility of representing him after he was involved in a car accident. When the parties spoke about this, plaintiff never mentioned the fee arrangement for his services to defendant. Plaintiff began working on defendant’s case by setting up a doctor’s appointment for him and securing an admission of liability from the other driver. Plaintiff later mailed defendant a formal contingency fee agreement, proposing that the parties split recovery 50/50 after costs. Defendant rejected plaintiff’s proposed fee arrangement and hired another attorney to represent him in the matter.
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