Supreme Court of Mississippi Reverses, Remands Attorney’s Fee Case for Second Time

Vincent Castigliola and David Kiyhet, attorneys for the estate of Dane Eubanks, negotiated a settlement for all heirs of Dane Eubanks following his death. Those heirs included his siblings and half-siblings. The Chancery Court determined to divide the settlement equally among the heirs and awarded attorney’s fees to Castigliola and Kiyhet. Attorney’s fees from two heirs not represented directly by Castigliola and Kiyhet came into question. For the second time, the Supreme Court of Mississippi reversed and remanded the case due to the Chancery Court’s failure to follow the Supreme Court’s initial instructions. Read the full case.