Attorney’s fees — Proposal for settlement — No merit to contention that plaintiff was not entitled to fees based upon defendant’s rejection of plaintiff’s valid proposal for settlement because plaintiff did not plead entitlement to fees in complaint and failed to timely serve motion for fees within 30 days of rendition of final judgment — Exception to general rule that claim for attorney’s fees must be pled applies when party otherwise has notice that opponent claims entitlement to attorney’s fees — Where entitlement to attorney’s fees and costs has already been determined by trial court in final judgment, rule 1.525 requiring filing of motion for fees and costs within 30 days of final judgment does not apply — Fee judgment was improperly entered in favor of plaintiff’s attorney, who was not party to proceedings — Remand for amendment of fee judgment so that judgment is in favor of plaintiff and not plaintiff’s legal counsel
43 Fla. L. Weekly D1680b
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