Fed. Circ. Expands Fees Factors For Vaccine Cases

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 5:56 PM EST) -- In a precedential decision, the Federal Circuit on Wednesday ruled that a fee standard set by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia is not the only appropriate factor to determine attorneys' fees for childhood vaccine injury cases in that district.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that held that information other than the Laffey Matrix may be used to determine attorneys' fees in cases brought under...
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