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US ex rel. Palmer v. C&D Technologies Inc., 17-2350

Affirmed, in large part, an attorney fee award in a False Claims Act action that had been resolved by settlement. After the defendant agreed to settle the case, the plaintiff (qui tam relator) was entitled to recover his reasonable attorney fees as a prevailing party. He appealed arguing that the district court's fee award was too low. The Third Circuit rejected his arguments and affirmed the award except in one narrow respect: on remand the trial court must decide how much to award him in fees for the time spent litigating his fee petition.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/17

Judges

  • Greenberg

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

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