High Court Urged To Bar Fees For Untimely Vaccine Claims

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday treated with skepticism the federal government's contention that attorneys should not receive fees for vaccine injury claims determined to be time-barred, as justices and attorneys debated what constitutes a filing with the government's special vaccine compensation program.

The government is challenging an April en banc ruling by the Federal Circuit that petitioner Melissa Cloer was eligible to recover attorneys' fees and costs through the special program established by the U.S. to handle vaccine-related allegations, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program,...
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