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Law360, Washington (September 1, 2016, 2:16 PM ET) — The Ninth Circuit has kicked back an attorneys’ fee award for lawyers who represented a Malaysian woman fighting her wrongful inclusion on the federal government’s “no fly” list, finding the lower court made errors of law when it rejected the firm’s request for $3.8 million in fees.
The appeals court said in an opinion Tuesday that the lower court used the wrong standard for awarding attorneys’ fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act. Specifically, the lower court should not have reduced the award based on…