Calif. Appeals Court Nixes Firm's Fees Award In FCA Row

Law360, Los Angeles (July 3, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday reversed an order of attorneys' fees awarded to Packard Packard & Johnson, a law firm sued by former clients accusing the attorneys of breaching fiduciary duties when settling a series of False Claims Act suits against technology companies, finding that a prevailing party hasn’t been determined.

Plaintiffs accused their former attorneys at Packard of settling a series of FCA cases brought on their behalf without allocating a sufficient amount of the settlement funds to the costs of suit, making plaintiffs...
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