No Atty Fees For Temporary Court Wins: Calif. Judge

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 4:39 PM EST) -- A California federal judge held Tuesday that a litigant cannot be awarded attorneys' fees for winning a temporary injunction if the victory could be wiped out, in a battle over a San Francisco law requiring retailers to publicize cellphones' supposed health hazards.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup held that, when it came to fees, plaintiff CTIA-The Wireless Association could not be considered the “prevailing party” in its suit against the city and county of San Francisco because it had won a temporary reprieve from most of...
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