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Jones Day offices in Washington. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

A federal appeals court on Friday reversed a $307,0000 attorney fee award that was granted to CVS Pharmacy Inc.’s lawyers at Jones Day in a dispute the company won against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, ruling unanimously, said the trial court judge should not have awarded fees to CVS even though the company prevailed against the EEOC. The agency claimed in its lawsuit that CVS was using a severance agreement that interfered with employees’ workplace rights under federal law.

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