Judge Refuses $17.8M Fee Bid For Tennis Fight Victor

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 5:33 PM EDT) -- In an antitrust lawsuit over the reconfiguration of a tournament system, a judge has refused to award more than $17.85 million in attorneys' fees to men's professional tennis association ATP Tour Inc.

The order Monday by Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware came more than a year after a jury said three small tennis organizations failed to show that ATP violated antitrust laws.

ATP had asked the court to make the plaintiffs, including the German Tennis Federation,...
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