Judge Can't Nix Fees For Atty In OT Suit: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday overturned a New York federal judge's approval of more than $500,000 in fees for a lawyer who failed to keep records in an overtime suit, saying the judge's personal observation of the attorney's work was not grounds for an award.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin had reinstated Thomas Puccio's $515,000 attorneys' fee award for his work on an overtime suit brought by New York City police officers against the city based on the Fair Labor Standards Act's fee shifting provision,...
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