Thompson v. Butterball LLC
ORDER granting in part 26 Motion for Attorney Fees; granting in part 27 Motion for Attorney Fees; granting 29 Motion for Sanctions. The relief granted is limited to the awarding of fees & costs in the amount of $3,500. Thompson is directed to pay the fees & costs to Butterball LLC in the amount of $3,500. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 9/27/2011. (jct)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 3:10-CV-00127 BSM
Defendant Butterball filed petitions [Doc. Nos. 26, 27] pursuant to orders issued
directing Butterball to file petitions setting forth their costs incurred in compelling the
production of federal tax filings [Doc. No. 24] and in bringing a motion to compel discovery
responses [Doc. No. 25]. Butterball also moves for sanctions against Plaintiff Gloria
Thompson. [Doc. No. 29].
One petition seeks attorneys’ fees and costs in the amount of $2,435 [Doc. No. 26]
incurred in compelling the production of tax documents, while the other petition seeks
attorneys’ fees and costs in the amount of $5,490 [Doc. No. 27] incurred in bringing the
motion to compel. Although the fee petitions are properly supported, it is hereby found that
the fees requested are unreasonable and that a reasonable fee of $3,500 is ordered.
The motion for sanctions is granted and the relief granted is limited to the awarding
of fees as set forth above.
Those petitions and motion for sanctions are GRANTED. Thompson is directed to
pay the fees and costs to Butterball in the amount of $3,500.
IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 27th day of September, 2011.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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