A federal magistrate judge has denied a motion to vacate his earlier order imposing $25,000 in sanctions against Boies, Schiller & Flexner for its conduct as plaintiffs counsel in a recently settled antitrust class action against several major modeling agencies.

The defendants had agreed not to oppose the motion to vacate as part of a $22 million settlement approved last month, but Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman said the settlement “does not lessen the general and specific deterrent effects of the sanction.”

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