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'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 19, 2018

It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.

Judge cuts over $10 million in attorneys' fees from BoA settlement

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 5, 2017

MANHATTAN — A judge in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York reduced the cost of attorney's fees in a settlement against Bank of America after a firm used temporary attorneys for document review and billed at normal staff rates.

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