Daily Record Staff//October 3, 2018
//October 3, 2018
Civil litigation — Bad-faith filing — Attorney’s fees
This appeal comes to us after the Circuit Court for Baltimore County found that Stacy LeBow Siegel and Stacy LeBow Siegel, LLC (hereinafter “Appellants”) were liable to Curran W. Harvey, III (hereinafter “Appellee”) for attorneys’ fees and expenses. Specifically, the circuit court found that Appellants filed a third Petition for Contempt against Appellee in bad faith and without substantial justification. Appellants timely filed this appeal challenging the court’s award of attorneys’ fees and presents the following three questions for our review, which we rephrased:
1. Did the circuit court err in finding that the Appellants’ third Petition for Contempt was filed in bad faith and without substantial justification?
2. Did the circuit court’s ruling contain specificity to establish a nexus between the facts found and conclusions as to bad faith and lack of substantial justification?
3. Did the circuit court fail to do an analysis of the reasonableness of Appellee’s fee claims?