Judge Landrum has denied Baker & McKenzie’s post-trial motions in the Evans v. Baker & McKenzie case. Post-trial motion are usually not granted, so this is not a surprise.
Plaintiffs asked Judge Landrum to award attorney’s fees in the case, since the plaintiffs recovered punitive damages. The Plaintiff seeks $31.1 million in fees. The cross-plaintiff seeks $8.99 million in fees.
It’s my understanding that the attorney’s fee request is for a fee of 40% of the judgment. In prior punitive cases, Judge Landrum is said to have awarded a fee of 25% of the verdict.