No. 89-5110.

906 F.2d 650 (1990)

Esmat ZAKLAMA, M.D., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, Gardana & De La Puente, P.A., a Florida Professional Association, Robert Gardana, Cesar De La Puente, Vidal Velis, and Mark A. Levine, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

July 24, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kenneth A. Friedman, Law Offices of Baldwin & Friedman, North Miami Beach, Fla., for plaintiff-appellant.

Robert L. Gardana, Miami, Fla., pro se.

Christopher Lynch, Miami, Fla., for Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Neale J. Poller, Hall, Poller & O'Brien P.A., Miami, Fla., for Gardana.

Before FAY and JOHNSON, Circuit Judges, and GIBSON, Senior Circuit Judge.


This case presents the question of whether attorneys are entitled to their proceeds under a contingency fee contract, when they have been discharged by the client after obtaining the relief sought. The district court awarded the attorneys their fees pursuant to their contingency fee contract from the executed judgment in the case and deducted the amount paid to a subcontractor for assistance in preparing the appellate brief. Finding that the attorneys...

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