Nos. 229-232, Dockets 79-7366, 79-7410, 79-7412, 79-7423.

620 F.2d 339 (1980)

Robert B. NEMEROFF, D. D. S., Plaintiff-Appellant-Cross-Appellee, Hale and Dorr, Appellant-Cross-Appellee, v. Alan ABELSON, Robert Bleiberg, and Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Defendants-Appellees, Meyer Berman, Cumberland Associates, Walter Mintz, Robert Wilson and Robert Wilson Associates, Defendants-Appellees-Cross-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided March 17, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Simon H. Rifkind, New York City (Jay Greenfield, Robert S. Smith, Adele R. Wailand, Paul B. Kertman, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, on the brief), for plaintiff-appellant-cross-appellee Robert B. Nemeroff and appellant-cross-appellee Hale and Dorr.

Rudolph W. Giuliani, New York City (Renee L. Cohen and Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, New York City, on the brief), for defendants-appellees Alan Abelson, Robert M. Bleiberg and Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

Andrew C. Freedman, New York City (Steven G. Storch, and Reavis & McGrath, New York City, on the brief), for defendants-appellees-cross-appellants Robert Wilson and Robert Wilson Associates.

Jack David, New York City (Steven Finell, and David & Finell, New York City, on the brief), for appellees-cross-appellants Cumberland Associates and Walter Mintz.

Julius Berman, New York City (Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, New York City, on the brief), for defendant-appellee-cross-appellant Meyer Berman.

Before SMITH and TIMBERS, Circuit Judges, and SAND, District Judge.


This is an appeal from a judgment entered in the Southern District of New York, Robert L. Carter, District Judge, 469 F.Supp. 630, assessing $50,000 in attorneys' fees and expenses against plaintiff-appellant Robert B. Nemeroff and his law firm, Hale and Dorr, on the ground that they commenced an action under the federal securities laws in bad faith. The district court...


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