Wayne Lemasters and Mary Joan Lemasters v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

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Petitioners appeal the denial of "enhanced" attorney's fees stemming from the prosecution of their UTPA claim against Nationwide that resulted in a $600,000 verdict. The circuit court awarded the petitioners only their attorney's fees, costs and interest totaling $30,108.71 upon a finding by the court at the conclusion of the trial that petitioners had "substantially prevailed" in pursuing their Hayseeds claim, which Nationwide settled by paying the policy limit of $50,000.