Plaintiffs' Attys Must Pay Star Gas Fees In Fraud Action

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered lead counsel for the plaintiffs in a failed shareholder class action against Star Gas Partners LP to cough up the defense's legal fees, finding that they went forward with the case even though it "utterly lacked evidentiary support" and "had no chance of success."

Judge Janet Bond Arterton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut on Thursday granted Star Gas' motion under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to shift legal fees to the plaintiffs, who were represented by...
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