Griffin v. Lee
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
621 F.3d 380 (2010)
Robert Lee (plaintiff) represented Sylvester Griffin (plaintiff) in Sylvester’s claim against JPMorgan Chase & Company (defendant), a corporate trustee. JPMorgan removed the case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana based on diversity; Griffin was a Mississippi citizen, and JPMorgan was a citizen of Delaware and New York. Other defendants were Louisiana citizens. After the removal, Lee withdrew his representation of Griffin. Lee then moved to intervene in the case, seeking to recover attorney’s fees from Griffin by placing a lien on the trust. Lee was a citizen of Louisiana. The district court awarded Lee $16,000 in attorney’s fees. Griffin appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
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