No. B298003.

61 Cal.App.5th 734 (2021)

276 Cal. Rptr. 3d 46

DAVID S. KARTON et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. ARI DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION, INC., et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Eight.

As modified March 29, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Law Offices of Joe R. Abramson, Joe R. Abramson ; Law Offices of David S. Karton and David S. Karton for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Ilan Messika, Jonathan Guttman and Shahar Toledano, in pro. per., for Defendants and Respondents.

Hausman & Sosa, Carlos E. Sosa and Larry D. Stratton for Defendant and Respondent Wesco Insurance Company.


Trial judges deciding motions for attorney fees properly may consider whether the attorney seeking the fee has become personally embroiled and has, therefore, overlitigated the case. Similarly, judges permissibly may consider whether an attorney's incivility in litigation has affected the litigation costs.

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