Walker v. Guiffre
The Supreme Court recently took up the issue of fee shifting and the right to apply for a multiplier by the winning plaintiff's lawyer. In a fee shifting case such as would be filed under the NJ Consumer Fraud Act there would be an award of attorney fees under certain circumstances to the plaintiff. The courts have recognized the right of the plaintiff's attorney to apply for an increased fee based on many factors. The courts had held that contingent fee agreements warrant a reward for the plaintiff's attorney in the form of a multiplier. Fraud and consumer fraud consumer lawyer.