Federal judge orders BAE to pay firm’s client's attorney fees

September 5, 2017 – In a short order issued today, federal district court judge William H. Alsup granted firm client Puglia Engineering’s motion for attorney’s fees incurred in connection with removal to the federal court of its state court lawsuit for fraud against BAE Systems and others.  Today’s decision follows Judge Alsup’s June 16th remand order, returning Puglia’s lawsuit to state court.  Firm partner Randy Erlewine argued that BAE’s removal was not only improper but “objectively unreasonable” under settled law.  Judge Alsup agreed, and set a further briefing schedule to determine the amount of the award to the firm’s client.