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    How To Confer A $6.9 Million Benefit For Less Than A Half Dollar

    In March 2011, the three-member compensation committee of EchoStar Corporation awarded options to purchase 1.5 million shares of company stock to its Chairman, Charles W. Ergen.  According to EchoStar's proxy statement for its 2012 annual meeting,...

    Securities Litigation, Attorney's fees, demand futility, derivative suit, EchoStar, Jennifer A. Dorsey, stock option

    Dismissal Based On Forum Non Conveniens Does Not Trigger Fee Shifting

    California generally follows the "American Rule" with respect to attorney's fees.  Trope v. Katz, 11 Cal.4th 274, 278 (1995).  Under the American Rule, each party to a lawsuit must ordinarily pay his own attorney's fees.  A contract may provide,...

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