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In a typical contingency fee arrangement, the successful attorney receives a percentage of “all sums recovered” by his or her client in a dispute or litigation. Oftentimes, this calculation is straightforward — the plaintiff recovers $X via settlement or verdict and the attorney takes a percentage of that recovery. But what about case-related victories that do not result in a direct recovery for the plaintiff, such as securing the dismissal of a counterclaim or obtaining declaratory or injunctive relief?
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