Shuffle Tech Attys Want $19M In Fees After $315M Trial Win

By Lauraann Wood (November 2, 2018, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Shuffle Tech LLC asked an Illinois federal judge Thursday for more than $19 million in attorneys' fees after a jury awarded the card shuffler maker $315 million on its claims that a competitor initiated sham patent litigation to shut it out of the market.

The company's uncontested motion told U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly that the $16.4 million it requests for its lawyers at Nixon & Vanderhye, Freeborn & Peters and Witherspoon & Kelly and the more than $2.7 million it requests in other expenses are a reasonable result of litigating "highly complex technical, patent, and antitrust issues regarding an alleged...

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