2010 Florida Statutes
Court costs and counsel fees.
Court costs and counsel fees.—
The court in an appraisal proceeding shall determine all costs of the proceeding, including the reasonable compensation and expenses of appraisers appointed by the court. The court shall assess the costs against the limited partnership, except that the court may assess costs against all or some of the limited partners demanding appraisal, in amounts the court finds equitable, to the extent the court finds such partners acted arbitrarily, vexatiously, or not in good faith with respect to the rights provided by this act.
The court in an appraisal proceeding may also assess the fees and expenses of counsel and experts for the respective parties, in amounts the court finds equitable:
Against the limited partnership and in favor of any or all limited partners demanding appraisal if the court finds the limited partnership did not substantially comply with ss. 620.2116 and 620.2118; or
Against either the limited partnership or a limited partner demanding appraisal, in favor of any other party, if the court finds that the party against whom the fees and expenses are assessed acted arbitrarily, vexatiously, or not in good faith with respect to the rights provided by this act.
If the court in an appraisal proceeding finds that the services of counsel for any limited partner were of substantial benefit to other limited partners similarly situated, and that the fees for those services should not be assessed against the limited partnership, the court may award to such counsel reasonable fees to be paid out of the amounts awarded the limited partners who were benefited.
To the extent the limited partnership fails to make a required payment pursuant to s. 620.2120, the limited partner may sue directly for the amount owed and, to the extent successful, shall be entitled to recover from the limited partnership all costs and expenses of the suit, including counsel fees.
s. 17, ch. 2005-267.