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Source-of-duty rule precludes attorneys’ fees (access required)

The court reversed an award of attorneys’ fees, finding that the fraud claim on which they were based arose solely from obligations under the parties’ agreement, the court held. JB&A was a government contractor that provided services to U.S. intelligence agencies. Under the employee stock ownership plan, JB&A was obligated to repurchase employees’ stock upon their ...