$10,000 Fee Award to Wife Reversed by Fifth District.
This next case demonstrates that unsworn statements about the nature of fee work will not support a fee award in the family law arena, much less other arenas.
The Fifth District, in Marriage of Monroe, Case No. F061014 (5th Dist. Nov. 14, 2011) (unpublished), did not buy that a $10,000 attorney’s fees award to wife was supportable where it rested only on the unsworn statements of her counsel at oral argument that 38 hours of work at $350/hour were expended on the case.