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Law360, Washington (October 17, 2016, 1:34 PM EDT) — Lawyers who represented a Malaysian woman in her suit against the U.S. for being wrongfully placed on the “no fly” list have asked the full Ninth Circuit to find that the government’s persistence in defending the “indefensible” constitutes bad faith and entitles their firm to its initially requested $3.8 million fee award.

The McManis Faulkner attorneys on Friday filed a petition for rehearing en banc of a three-judge panel’s Aug. 30 decision affirming a lower court’s finding under the Equal Access to Justice Act that the…

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