A case that took over 10 years to move through the federal judicial system, finally ended with the court agreeing that Unum must pay attorney’s fees and costs. However when the bill was delivered, Unum sought the court’s intervention because Unum claimed that the attorney fees and costs were excessive.
Jane Fitts’ long term disability battle with Unum had been a long one. The final bill that her attorneys delivered came to $1,384,127.79 in fees and costs. She supplied supporting records of the time spent by her attorneys. Unum contended that it should only have to pay half of this, and Fitts found herself in court once again.