Lawyers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to Reverse $2.7M Fee Sanction

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Two Atlanta lawyers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a $2.7 million attorney fee sanction against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. awarded by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, saying the punishment is excessive and violates established rules for making such awards.

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  • Bill

    Why is there no presentation of the other side‘s position in this article? Or was this just a "push-piece" from defense counsel that the Daily Report agreed to publish? I ask the question because the defense lawyers/amicus lawyers‘ expression of outrage may or may not be valid. But the reader cannot objectively assess that because the opposing position is not even mentioned in this article, much less actually presented for the reader to consider.

  • David

    The benefits of cheating are great. The penalty should be as well.

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