No Interlocutory Appeal of Interim Fee Award Paid Directly by Defendant, Holds Ninth Circuit

In AdTrader Inc. v. Google LLC, No. 20-15542 (9th Cir. July 30, 2021), the Ninth Circuit holds that an interim award of fees in a class action that is paid by the defendant, rather than through a common fund, is not subject to an interlocutory appeal. Google LLC runs advertising platforms for digital ads, andContinue reading “No Interlocutory Appeal of Interim Fee Award Paid Directly by Defendant, Holds Ninth Circuit”

Opening a Trap for the Unwary, the Eighth Circuit Holds That the Fourteen-Day Period to File a Fee Petition Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54 Applies to Preliminary Injunctions

In Spirit Lake Tribe  v. Jaeger, No. 20-2142 (8th Cir. July 16, 2021), the Eighth Circuit holds that a fee petition for work performed on a preliminary injunction must be submitted within 14 days of the interlocutory order, rather than waiting until the final judgment, contrary to the Advisory Committee Note’s commentary. “The plaintiffs suedContinue reading “Opening a Trap for the Unwary, the Eighth Circuit Holds That the Fourteen-Day Period to File a Fee Petition Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54 Applies to Preliminary Injunctions”

District Court Had Ancillary Enforcement Jurisdiction to Enforce Attorney’s Lien in Post-Judgment Proceeding, Holds First Circuit

In Butt v. United Brotherhood, No. 18-2272 (3d Cir. June 8, 2021), the First Circuit holds that the district court maintained subject matter jurisdiction to adjudicate a fee dispute between a pair of lawyers who represented three women in an employment discrimination lawsuit. Attorney Paddick represented plaintiffs (the Clients) on a 40% contingency fee throughContinue reading “District Court Had Ancillary Enforcement Jurisdiction to Enforce Attorney’s Lien in Post-Judgment Proceeding, Holds First Circuit”

Ninth Circuit Holds That Filing of Fee Petition Under Lanham Act Does Not Toll Period for Filing Notice of Appeal, Splitting with the Seventh Circuit

In Nutrition Distribution LLC V. IronMag Labs, LLC, No. 19-55251 (9th Cir. Aug. 25, 2020), the Ninth Circuit decides – as a matter of first impression for that court – that the filing of a fee petition under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d) in a Lanham Act case does not extend the 30-day limitations periodContinue reading “Ninth Circuit Holds That Filing of Fee Petition Under Lanham Act Does Not Toll Period for Filing Notice of Appeal, Splitting with the Seventh Circuit”