En Banc 9th Circuit: Review Fee Awards For Abuse Of Discretion
(October 25, 2016, 12:36 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — In what it deemed a “correction in the law,” an en banc Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 24 overruled its own precedent in concluding that a review of an award of attorney fees under the Lanham Act should be conducted under an abuse of discretion standard (SunEarth Inc. v. Sun Earth Solar Power Co. Ltd., Nos. 13-17622, 15-16096, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19083).
(Decision available. Document #16-161107-014Z.)
Accordingly, the dispute between plaintiff SunEarth Inc. and defendant Sun Earth...