Law Firm Can't Escape Sanctions In Best Buy Speaker Suit

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 11:28 PM ET) -- An Arizona federal judge on Thursday rebuffed Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP’s challenge to an order for it to pay nearly $60,000 in attorneys' fees to Best Buy Co. after its client’s botched proposed class action with the electronics giant over a car speaker system.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton knocked away the law firm’s argument that such fees and costs can only be awarded against a party in the dispute and not its attorney, pointing to disclosure statements that it had signed without ensuring they...
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