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Jeter v. Astrue, 09-30452

In plaintiff's appeal from the district court's denial of a contingency fee negotiated between plaintiff and his counsel, the order is affirmed where district courts may employ the lodestar method to determine whether an attorney fee constitutes a "windfall" under Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789 (2002).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/30/2010
  • Published 09/30/2010



  • United States Fifth Circuit