The Second Circuit held that Southern District Judge Deborah Batts abused her discretion by ordering Vermont's Langrock Sperry & Wool and Virginia's Lankford & Reed to pay attorney fees and costs to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton because the firms were four days late in filing paperwork on motions to dismiss in a case all three firms were involved in.
Appeals Court Cancels Order for Firms to Pay Cleary $24,400 in Attorney Fees
New York Law Journal
December 27, 2012
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