Perkins v. Standard Oil Co. of California
399 U.S. 222 (1970)

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Perkins v. Standard Oil Co. of California, 399 U.S. 222 (1970)

Perkins v. Standard Oil Co. of California

No. 1507

Decided June 23, 1970*

399 U.S. 222

Syllabus

1. The allowance in § 4 of the Clayton Act for attorneys' fees includes fees for appellate legal services rendered in a successfully prosecuted private antitrust action, and the amount of those fees should, in general, be initially fixed by the District Court after a hearing.

2. Failure to mention attorneys' fees in the Court's mandate in Perkins v. Standard Oil Co.,395 U. S. 642, left the matter open for consideration by the District Court.

Certiorari granted; No. 1507, vacated and remanded to the Court of Appeals; No. 1556, vacated and remanded to the District Court.

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