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Judge Guts 'Excessive' Fee Bid In Helmet Royalty Fight

Law360, New York (November 28, 2017, 3:29 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday awarded a startup hockey-helmet design company less than half of the fees it requested as part of a sanctions order over destroyed evidence in its contract suit against Reebok-CCM Hockey, calling the request excessive and unreasonable.

U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV handed Hefter Impact Technologies LLC $16,219.83 in fees and costs after gutting the $54,152.61 originally requested and trimming the reduced award by 33 percent

“[The] overall time spent [on the sanctions motion] appears to be excessive, as...
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