Half Of Venable's Requested Fees Granted In FTC Acai Suit

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 5:17 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge who challenged but then approved the Federal Trade Commission's $2 million deceptive marketing settlement with a seller of acai berry-based weight loss products on Monday awarded nearly $130,000 in additional attorneys' fees to Venable LLP — significantly less than the firm sought.

Venable, which represented Circa Direct LLC and received a $150,000 retainer, wanted another $250,076 in fees from its client's frozen funds, along with $6,139 in expenses. U.S. Judge Renee Marie Bumb on Monday agreed with that amount for expenses,...
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