Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Company

Filing 1094

ORDER RE PAYMENT OF ATTORNEY'S FEES. Signed by Judge Alsup on March 19, 2009. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/19/2009)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 THERASENSE, INC., Plaintiff, v. BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY, Defendant. AND CONSOLIDATED CASES. / / No. C 04-02123 WHA Consolidated with No. C 04-03327 WHA No. C 04-03732 WHA No. C 05-03117 WHA ORDER RE PAYMENT OF ATTORNEY'S FEES IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 With respect to the attorney's fee award to defendants, plaintiff need not pay the amount now. The Court has considered the matter carefully and is convinced that plaintiff will be good for the money after a few years when the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court have passed on all appeals. Therefore, it would be a waste of money to require any bond and it would be unnecessary and problematic to require payment now due to the possibility that some defendants may not be able to repay the funds in the event of reversal. The award will bear interest at the statutory rate and shall be payable with interest once all affirmances are final. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: March 19, 2009 WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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