Attorney’s Fees

  • In addition to damages, a successful plaintiff of an antitrust violation is entitled to receive a “reasonable” attorney’s fee
    • Both attorneys meet with a judge after the trial
    • The attorney submits affidavits of the services rendered
    • The courts consider time spent, value of legal consultation, reputation of the winning attorney, size and complexity of litigation, the end results, and rates charged by others for similar efforts
    • Judges disregard time spent on unsuccessful parts of the case
  • Class action attorneys typically earn a premium for bearing the risk of the case