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Total E&P Can't Shake 'Excessive' $420K Attorney Fee Award

Law360 (June 15, 2018, 7:10 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to review a case in which Total E&P USA Inc., was fighting a ruling that it must hand over $420,000 in attorneys' fees in a case in which damages were only $100,000, despite Total's argument that the fees stemmed from a “novel” and “improper” tactic that prejudiced the jury.

In a list of orders issued Friday morning, the state's high court denied the petition for review Total, an oil and natural gas exploration company, had filed with the court in...
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