Attorneys' Fees Recoverable for Unfair Competition Claims

(Expert) World Manufacturing, Inc. v. CNA, Superior Court of CA, County of Orange, Case No. CV 642648 In a binding arbitration award, pursuant to California Civil Code § 2860, Judge R. William Schoettler found that the attorneys fees incurred by counsel for defense of the underlying action styled as Kwik-Lok Corp. v. World Manufacturing, Inc., U.S.D.C., E.D. Washington Case No. CV-90-3025-AAA, was appropriate at the rates of (a) $225.00 per hour for partners; (b) $150.00 per hour for associates; and (c) $75.00 per hour for paralegals, for unfair competition and trademark claims. This was 25% higher than the insurance company wanted to pay.