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Further To Wal-Mart’s Pre-Enforcement Action Professional Fees And Expenses

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor This recent guest post on the FCPA Blog regarding Wal-Mart, specifically its disclosed pre-enforcement action professional fees and expenses, stated “some FCPA watchers are so indignant by the $300 million figure they have broken...

Never Give Up? Never Surrender? Probably Bad Advice in the North Carolina Business Court

Section 6-21.5 of the North Carolina General Statutes is the closest thing the State has to " loser pays ." It allows for the award of attorneys' fees to a prevailing party "if the court finds that there was a complete absence of a justiciable issue of either law or fact raised by...

A Million Dollars in Fees for Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit

When I first looked at Judge Murphy's (unpublished) Order in Ehrenhaus v. Baker earlier this month awarding attorneys' fees to the class action attorneys who sued Wachovia and Wells Fargo over their merger in 2008, I was disappointed, though the judge was following a mandate from the Court of...