The Federal Trade Commission must pay more than $843,000 in attorney fees and costs to the law firms that represented a now-defunct medical diagnostic testing company that had long argued the agency was misguided in an enforcement action alleging inadequate data-privacy protections.

Atlanta-based LabMD, which has claimed the FTC’s enforcement action put it out of business, was represented by such firms as Ropes & Gray, Dinsmore & Shohl, and Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. A team from Ropes & Gray served pro bono as lead counsel for LabMD in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which last year ruled against the FTC.

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