Trade Am Loses Bid For Fees After $9M Coverage Win

Law360, New York (January 18, 2012, 8:35 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Wednesday refused to award attorneys' fees to furnishing company Trade Am International Inc., despite its $9 million win in its case against Cincinnati Insurance Co. over coverage for property damage caused by a burst water pipe.

U.S. Magistrate Judge E. Clayton Scofield III said in his order that Trade Am had requested relief under the wrong Georgia statute.

"It appears that a consistent line of authority leading from the Supreme Court of Georgia in McCall in 1984 to the present confirms...
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