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It may be impossible to put a price tag on civility, but the Second District Court of Appeals tried to do just that on Tuesday.

A Los Angeles appellate court upheld a $90,000 attorneys’ fees award to plaintiffs who argued they were due three times as much. The court said that the trial judge offered good reasons for capping the fees, including the plaintiffs’ “incivility.”

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