A New Jersey judge who, admitting he’s “not a fan of fee shifting,” denied Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.’s request for $500,000 in attorneys’ fees for prevailing in a whistleblower case was reversed by an appeals court Monday.
The panel found that Morris County Superior Court Judge W. Hunt Dumont failed to consider the “totality of the evidence” in determining whether the lawsuit was frivolous, which would justify a fee award for the defense.
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