Calif. Court Nixes $1M Fee Award In Employment Case

Law360, New York (January 15, 2010, 4:41 PM EST) -- In reversing a recent state appeals court ruling, California's high court has determined that attorneys' fees can be denied in low-recovery employment discrimination cases, an outcome that could facilitate settlements in this type of litigation in the future.

In a 7-0 ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court of California overturned an appellate court decision granting an aggrieved police officer nearly $1 million in attorneys' fees, ruling that the litigation could have been brought in a limited civil case and that the costs did not jibe with the...
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