Tag Archives: Attorney’s Fees

Judge Kaplan: Plaintiff Who Live-Streamed Childbirth Must Pay News Networks’ Attorneys’ Fees for Dismissed Copyright Suit

In an opinion Wednesday, Judge Kaplan awarded attorneys’ fees to news networks that broadcast brief excerpts of the plaintiff’s live-streaming on Facebook of his partner’s childbirth.  Alongside the broadcasts, the networks offered “social commentary about the phenomenon of someone publicly live-streaming a life event that traditionally is considered personal.”  Judge Kaplan dismissed the plaintiff’s copyright claims on fair … Continue Reading

Judge Pauley Criticizes Attorneys Creating Their Own “Caselaw” By Citing Signed Orders They Drafted in Other Cases

In opinion today reducing the attorney’s fees awarded to class counsel in an FLSA case, Judge Pauley criticized the plaintiffs’ attorneys for supporting their fees by citing “caselaw” suggesting that one-third of the recovery is an appropriate amount, when those cases were really signed orders drafted by counsel in other cases:… Continue Reading

Judge Oetken Concludes That Dropped Suit Did Not Cause Pay Changes at Citibank, Denies $6 Million Fee Request

In an opinion issued this morning, Judge Oetken denied a $6 million fee request from lawyers that voluntarily dismissed a suit charging Citi with awarding excessive compensation. The suit was filed after Citi’s shareholders, in a non-binding “say-on-pay” vote, rejected Citi’s proposed executive compensation plan for 2011. The lawyers argued that the suit caused certain … Continue Reading
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