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Segal Roitman Can't Get Attys' Fees For Setting Precedent

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge ruled Thursday that partners at Segal Roitman LLP cannot recover attorneys' fees despite their precedent-setting 2014 U.S. Supreme Court victory that allowed a whistleblower retaliation suit to proceed against Fidelity Investments because the tipster ultimately lost her case.

The winning argument posed by Jackie Hosang Lawson's appellate counsel saying public institutions' private contractors, such as Fidelity, are subject to federal whistleblower law was not a stand-alone claim and does not warrant stand-alone fees, U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock ruled.

Segal Roitman's Paul Kelly and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lawson v. FMR LLC, et al.

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Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Douglas P. Woodlock

Date Filed

March 20, 2008

Case Title

Lawson v. FMR LLC, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 1st Circuit

Nature of Suit

3890 Other Statutory Actions

Date Filed

December 19, 2017

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