ATTORNEY’S FEES: VALIDITY OF CONTINGENT FEE AGREEMENT; CIVIL PROCEDURE: DECLARATORY JUDGMENT: PREMATURE ACTION: ACTION TO DETERMINE VALIDITY OF CONTINGENT FEE AGREEMENT WAS PREMATURE BECAUSE IT WAS FILED BEFORE THE CONTINGENCY OCCURRED

CK Regalia, LLC v. Thornton, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D625 (Fla. 3d DCA March 11, 2015)

An action for declaratory relief to determine the validity of a contingent fee agreement was properly dismissed with prejudice as premature because the action was filed before the contingency occurred and a fee arguably would have been earned.

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