Tag: Attorneys’ fees

September 22, 2011

No Attorney’s Fee Award for This Type of Prosecutorial Misconduct

The case of United States v. Shaygan recently made the news when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit overturned a district court’s award of $600,000 in attorney’s fees to a defendant who was the victim of prosecutorial misconduct. The misconduct was indeed egregious — including recording conversations between a lawyer and a… Read More

September 17, 2010

For Convicted CEO, Legal Fee Payment Depends on the Agreement

When is a company obliged to pay the legal fees of a wayward employee? The answer generally depends on the precise wording of the employee agreement, if an agreement exists.   A good case in point is the recent one of Frances Flood, the CEO of ClearOne Communications, who left the company in 2004 while… Read More