Hallmark Falls Short In Bid For Court Fees From $31M IP Row

Law360, Los Angeles (March 21, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A Missouri federal judge on Wednesday refused to give Hallmark Cards Inc. the more than $519,000 it sought in court fees from its $31 million jury verdict in a trade secrets battle against private equity firm Monitor Clippers Partners LLC, ruling the request's “lack of specificity and clarity” didn't justify the cost.

In a seven-page order handed down Wednesday, Senior U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith awarded Hallmark $103,441.43 — just a shade under 20 percent of the greeting card company's $519,889.71 court fee request to...
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