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


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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