Description Date Docket #
City of Oakland v. Oakland Police and Fire Retirement System
California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law, ERISA, Attorney's Fees
Held that it was proper to award attorney fees to a retired police officers association that intervened in a case involving the legitimacy of certain...
11/29/2018 A144653
Sleepy's LLC v. Select Comfort Wholesale Corp.
United States Second Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Commercial Law, Injury & Tort Law
Reinstated a mattress retailer's slander claims against a mattress manufacturer for allegedly disparaging its stores and products. Also addressed an...
11/27/2018 15‐3560
John Russo Industrial Sheetmetal, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles Department of Airports
California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Government Contracts
Upheld an attorney fee award to a government contractor that defeated a municipality's claim brought under the California False Claims Act, even...
11/26/2018 A151729
Independent Living Center of Southern California, Inc. v. Kent
United States Ninth Circuit
Government Benefits, Health Law, Attorney's Fees
Reversed the denial of the plaintiffs' request for attorney fees following the settlement of litigation challenging California's attempt to reduce the...
11/21/2018 15-56142
Roe v. Halbig
California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Cyberspace Law, Injury & Tort Law
Affirmed that a blogger who moved to quash a subpoena was entitled to an award of attorney fees as the prevailing party, in a case where a...
11/20/2018 H043248
Davis v. Credit Bureau of the South
United States Fifth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Debt Collection
Affirmed that a plaintiff who prevailed on a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was not entitled to attorney fees, emphasizing the...
11/16/2018 17-41136
DeCoster v. Waushara County Highway Dept.
United States Seventh Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Civil Procedure, Attorney's Fees
Held that claim preclusion barred a landowner from bringing suit in federal court under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property...
11/15/2018 18-2387
Bell v. Vacuforce, LLC
United States Seventh Circuit
Copyright, Sanctions, Attorney's Fees
Affirmed sanctions imposed against a defense attorney for filing a frivolous motion seeking prevailing party attorney fees. Held that it was baseless...
11/14/2018 18-1159
Huerta v. Kava Holdings, Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law, Civil Procedure, Attorney's Fees
Held that a fired restaurant server who brought an unsuccessful employment lawsuit was not required to reimburse his employer $50,000 in costs and...
11/14/2018 B277164
Dunster Live, LLC v. LoneStar Logos Management Co.
United States Fifth Circuit
Trade Secrets, Attorney's Fees
Held that a defendant was not entitled to prevailing party attorney fees under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, enacted in 2016, because the...
11/13/2018 17-50873

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