Massachusetts has joined an increasing number of states that allow trial courts to award attorney fees to in-house counsel for work on litigation.

Peter Jarvis, a partner in the Portland, Ore., office of Holland & Knight, coauthored an article on the May ruling by the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. “It just makes sense,” Jarvis told CorpCounsel.com. “And I think most corporations are certainly going to be comfortable with this.”

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