The Fourth District ruled that an attorney was not entitled to collect any fees from his former clients under a contingent fee contract when the contingency had not occurred. If no money was recovered, the attorney was not entitled to any fee, not even on a Quantum merit basis (Quantum merit usually means not a percentage, but an hourly rate). In this case, the attorney received nothing because no recovery was made. "If the client fails in his recovery, the discharged attorney will similarly fail and recover nothing." Rubin v. Guettler, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D2186.