CHAPTER 451

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2127, CHAPTER 21, TITLE 19, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO ATTORNEY'S FEES BEFORE THE INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT BOARD.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 2127, Title 19, Delaware Code, is amended by striking said section and inserting a new § 2127 to read as follows:

§ 2127. Attorney's fee

(a) A reasonable attorney's fee in an amount not to exceed 30% of the award or $2250, whichever is smaller, shall be allowed by the Board to any employee awarded compensation under this chapter and chapter 23, and taxed as costs against a party.

(b) No compensation, other than the fee provided by this section, may be received by an attorney for services before the Board; provided, however, that this limitation shall not apply to any fee for services rendered by an attorney on appeal from an award or a denial of an award by the Board.

Section 2. If any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, shall, for any reason, be adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this Act.

Approved July 21, 1966.