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Frontier Communications a telecommunications company in the United States and is the fourth largest provider of digital subscriber lines (based on coverage area). In June of 2017, Kelly and Dawn Garner sued Frontier Communications for damages for violations of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act which prohibits debt collectors and any person from engaging in abusive, deceptive, and unfair practices. Frontier Communications was represented by Jennifer Lada and Charles Wachter of Holland & Knight.
On June 7, 2018 the case was tried before the Court without a jury and a Final Judgment against Frontier Communications was entered awarding Plaintiff, Kelly Garner, statutory damages in the amount of $1,000.00. All other claims were dismissed, including Frontier's Counterclaim. On June 25, 2018, in accordance with the Final Judgment, Plaintiff filed his Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs. Holland & Knight vigorously opposed the motion. As part of its opposition to the Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs, Holland & Knight retained the services of Jason S. Lambert, an associcate at Nelson Mullins and a 2012 graduate of Stetson Law School, as its expert witness.
At a hearing on November 7, 2018, the trial Judge, Faye Allen ruled that: (1) Plaintiff's counsel was entitled to recover his attorney's fees against Frontier Communications at the hourly rate of $400 per hour; and (2) Frontier was required to pay the Plaintiff's expert witness, James C. Hauser, at the hourly rate of $600 for a total expert witness fee of $13,440.
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