Bard Denied Atty Fees For Dropped Vaginal Mesh Bellwether

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 3:12 PM EST) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Tuesday denied C.R. Bard Inc.'s demand for attorneys' fees in a bellwether vaginal mesh injury lawsuit dropped weeks before trial, saying a fee award on top of such a favorable result would be inappropriate.

U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin allowed Bard to recoup $14,100 in costs from plaintiffs Linda and Ronald Rizzo as the prevailing party but rebuffed claims that their belated dismissal undermined the litigation’s bellwether process and caused Bard to incur unnecessary fees on a case it...
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