2nd. Circ. Sets High Bar For Out-Of-District Atty Fees

Law360, New York (August 4, 2009, 1:02 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has clarified the standard for calculating attorneys' fees for out-of-district counsel in a disability discrimination suit against the New York City Transit Authority, ruling that a litigant must meet a high bar to show that retention of out-of-district counsel is warranted.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday held that plaintiff Rosetta Simmons had failed to show that she would have received a substantially inferior result had she obtained counsel from the Eastern District of New York, where...
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