Ousted Firm Must Pay Fees In Disney Trademark Spat

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Law firm Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto will have to cough up attorneys' fees and other costs associated with an unnecessary motion to disqualify the firm from defending the Walt Disney Co. in a trademark suit, a federal judge has ruled.

On Tuesday, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered Fitzpatrick Cella to reimburse plaintiff THOIP, a subsidiary of Chorion Ltd. Co., for the time its lawyers spent filing a motion to disqualify Fitzpatrick Cella from...
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