Ford Motor Co. v. Garcia (Majority)Annotate this Case
This case involved a dispute over fees awarded to an ad litem appointed in connection with the proposed division of a personal injury settlement between an incapacitated plaintiff and his guardian. The court-appointed attorney requested fees on an unsworn invoice that specified numerous tasks performed, but did not specify when they were performed, who performed them, or the amount of time spent. The court held that the evidence was legally insufficient to support the full amount awarded to the guardian ad litem (GAL) as compensation, although it was sufficient to show that he necessarily spent some amount of time fulfilling his role as GAL. The court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and remanded the case to the trial court for further proceedings.