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Recovering Attorneys’ Fees

A recent Missouri court case has prompted me to revisit attorneys' fees provisions in contracts I draft and negotiate. The case, Midland Property Partners, LLC v. Watkins, doesn't break any new ground, but it reminded me how important the language can be. Even before reading Midland Property, I'd had attorneys' fees provisions on my mind. […] Read More

Eighth Circuit Contracts Cases 2011 (Part 5)

According to the Eighth Circuit's opinion in this case, under Missouri law a party to a breach of contract action can recover attorneys' fees for enforcing its rights under the contract via an indemnification clause only if the clause expressly allows for it. But Judge Gruender took issue with that characterization of Missouri contracts law […] Read More