An attorney fee case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday -- the first of two important fee challenges to be decided by the Court this term -- has created an unusual alliance among a host of public interest legal organizations spanning the political spectrum. The high court case asks whether an attorney fee award under a federal fee-shifting statute can ever be increased above the basic fee calculation because of the attorneys' outstanding performance and the results they obtained.
Conservative, Liberal Groups Unite in Legal Fee Case at High Court
The National Law Journal
October 13, 2009