Tag Archives: Attorneys Fees

Judge derails ‘Vienna Metro’ fee standard for lease case (access required)


Rejecting the touchstone Vienna Metro attorney fee matrix widely used in Northern Virginia fee-shifting cases, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III cut a fee request by one third for what he described as a “straightforward lease dispute.” The decision came ...

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Legal reforms supported by Boyd-Graves (access required)

Lawyers handling domestic relations appeals could have a mechanism for an award of attorneys’ fees under one proposal approved by the Boyd-Graves conference this year. The annual meeting of the civil procedure study group concluded Oct. 25 with six recommendations ...

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Minister ordered to pay attorney’s fees after suit tossed (access required)


Denouncing what he said were frivolous arguments and delaying tactics designed to stifle online criticism, a Lynchburg federal judge has tossed a Baptist minister’s copyright infringement claims and ordered him to pay $34,262.50 in attorney’s fees. In making the fee ...

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Justices struggle over attorney’s fees in patent troll cases (access required)

Patent infringement

WASHINGTON — The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over the language of a statute that allows prevailing parties in certain patent infringement cases to recoup attorney’s fees ­— an issue that could mean millions of dollars in already ...

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