Lowry et al v. Watson Chapel School District et al
ORDER granting 117 Motion for Attorney Fees; Plaintiffs will be awarded fees in the total amount of $5,552.50 and expenses in the amount of $54.67. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 4/3/09. (mkf)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF DIVISION CHRIS LOWRY, by, through, and with his Mother WENDY CROW; COLTON DOUGAN, by, through, and with his Father FRANK DOUGAN and Mother LEIGH DOUGAN; and MICHEAL JOSEPH, by, through, and with his Mother HEIDI JOSEPH v. No. 5:06CV00262 JLH DEFENDANTS PLAINTIFFS
WATSON CHAPEL SCHOOL DISTRICT, et al. ORDE R
The plaintiffs have filed a motion for post-judgment fees and costs seeking to recover fees and costs in resisting the defendants' petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States. The defendants have not responded to the motion. It appears that this Court has the authority to award fees and costs incurred by the plaintiffs in successfully responding to the petition for writ of certiorari filed by the defendants. Jenkins v. State of Missouri, 127 F.3d 709 (8th Cir. 1997). The plaintiffs request fees for the time of attorney Holly Dickson in the amount of $2,642.50 plus $54.67 in expenses, and fees in the amount of $2,910.00 for attorney Rebekah Kennedy. The requests are supported by affidavits from Ms. Dickson and Ms. Kennedy, as well as affidavits by attorneys who are capable of and have rendered opinions regarding the reasonableness of the fee requests. The Court has reviewed the time entries for Ms. Dickson and Ms. Kennedy, along with the affidavits, and has concluded that the time spent was reasonable and the hourly rates requested are reasonable. Therefore, plaintiffs will be awarded fees in the total amount of $5,552.50 and expenses in the amount of $54.67.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 3rd day of April, 2009.
J. LEON HOLMES UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.
Why Is My Information Online?