Case Dealt With Propriety of Judgment Offsets Against Fee Award Subject To Contractual Attorney’s Lien.
On June 5, 2016, we posted on Crasnick v. Marquez and Diaz, Case No. BV 031459 (L.A. Superior Court Appellate Div. May 24, 2016 (published) (3-0 decision authored by Judge Ricciardulli), which held that a tenant’s fee award subject to a contractual attorney’s lien was properly not offset by landlord’s subsequent judgments against tenant in other matters.
We can now report that the decision was posted on the calgov website on June 21, 2016. In our earlier post, we disclosed that the Appellate Division had transmitted the decision for transfer/certification review by the Second District. We can further report that transfer/certification was denied by the 2/3 DCA on June 16, 2016 such that the decision can be cited.