$2M Atty Award Reversed In Nigeria Air Charter Case

Law360, New York (March 12, 2010, 6:35 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has reversed an award of about $2 million in attorneys' fees, including $1.3 million to now-defunct Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP, in a contract and fraud class action over canceled charter airplane tickets between the U.S. and Nigeria.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the fee award Wednesday, saying the lower court did not adequately explain its reasoning in granting the fees. The appeal was filed by Benjamin Okeke, an attorney for the plaintiffs, after the lower court...
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