Terra Renewal LLC v. McCarthy et al
ORDER granting 34 Motion for Attorney Fees and awarding plaintiff $18,540 in attorney's fees and $995.88 in costs, for a total of $19,535.88. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 8/3/12. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
TERRA RENEWAL, LLC
DANIEL McCARTHY, INDIVIDUALLY
AND IN HIS CAPACITY AS PRESIDENT
OF LAKESIDE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
LLC and d/b/a MIDWEST EQUIPMENT
LEASING, et al.
Pending is Plaintiff’s Motion for Costs and Attorney’s Fees (Doc. No. 34). On
March 16, 2012, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Default Judgment. Defendants have never entered
an appearance or otherwise defended this case. I considered this matter during a hearing on
June 5, 2012; Defendants were not present. A written Order granted Plaintiff’s Motion, found
that Plaintiff is entitled to an award of costs and attorney’s fees, and directed Plaintiffs to submit
their motion for costs and fees1 -- which is the Motion that is currently pending. No response has
been filed, and the time for doing so has passed.2
Plaintiffs ask for $18,840 in attorney’s fees, and costs in the amount of $995.88. I find
that the rate charged by each attorney is reasonable. I also find that the billing statements
generally are sufficiently detailed, and that the time billed for each task generally is reasonable.
Several entries, however, are vague, and appear to be tasks that a paralegal or secretary could
Doc. No. 33.
Any response was due by August 3, 2012.
perform, such as “work on client’s file.”3 Because of this and similar entries, I find that the total
amount of requested attorney’s fees should be reduced by $300. All costs appear to be proper
Plaintiff’s Motion (Doc. No. 34) is GRANTED. Plaintiff is awarded $18,540 in
attorney’s fees and $995.88 in costs, for a total of $19,535.88.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 3rd day of August, 2012.
/s/Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Doc. No. 34, Ex. 3 at 7.
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