Humane Society of the United States, other animal rights activists and attorney Katherine Meyer of Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.
The ASPCA agreed in December to pay the company $9.3 million for its trouble. On Friday, Sullivan ruled the other animal rights groups will have to pay attorneys' fees. He didn't say how much.
This is justice.
The irony is that Ringling Brothers has probably done more to help the cause of Asian elephants than its accusers. It built a 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation devoted to studying and caring for elephants.
This lawsuit underscores the need for judicial reform. Getting justice in this case was a 13-year ordeal that cost $20 million.
This is what U.S. companies are up against.