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Personal injury folks- I referred a friends case to a firm, which promised me 1/3 of their fee as a referral bonus. I participated in the initial intake meeting, etc. They got some medical records and eventually filed suit, before discovering a conflict. I took over the case again personally and negotiated a settlement after conducting EBTs. What sort of fee split seems equitable?

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They had a conflict? How can they take a fee if they have a conflict? Not sure they get anything.

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Since they had a conflict- not sure if they are entitled to a fee- check your ethic laws in your jurisdiction

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I agree. Call the ARDC hotline and ask.

Are you sure this arrangement is permissible under your state bar? Pretty sure its prohibited in my Jx

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I think this arrangement is illegal in most states. Check the professional rules of your state.

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You'd be fine. The issue comes from a referral without doing any sort of work.

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I agree with Chair and Managing Partner 1. No fee when there is a conflict.

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My gut is to offer 20% but not sure if this is too high- in no way shape or form are they getting more than the 1/3 I was initially entitled to. Curious to hear other perspectives.

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Agree. I think they may be able to recover costs but if there is a conflict, seems like no fee. If your bar has an ethics counsel I would contact them to get their opinion.

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A referral fee plus any outlays for records, investigations, etc. Or no fee at all if conflict. A thank you note?

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