The Hidden Danger Of 'Runaway Fee Awards'

Law360, New York (July 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Most employers – and their lawyers – are likely to shiver when hit with a potentially high-profile discrimination suit. But in addition to taking into account the potential for the plaintiff's recovery, companies need to be aware of the possibility of plaintiffs' attorneys pulling in “runaway fee awards,” turning a small-fry case into a major liability.

And once those fee awards are doled out by the trial court, higher courts aren't always keen to reverse when confronted with the problem of determining the reasonableness of an...
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