2014 (Legal Ethics) Bar Exam Questions: Question 27

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XXVII.

Atty. C was hired by D to file an action against E for recovery of possession of real property. In their contract of service, they stipulated that D cannot compromise the case without the consent of Atty. C. After trial and unknown to Atty. C, D entered into a compromise with E. Atty. C withdrew from the case and collected from D: (1%)

(A) his attorney’s fees under their contract

(B) his attorney’s fees based on quantum meruit

(C) nothing by way of attorney’s fees

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