United States of America v. Real Property Located at 5590 E. Garland Avenue, Fresno, Fresno County, California, APN: 494-050-20, Including All Appurtenances and Improvements Thereto

Filing 45

ORDER for Payment of Attorney's Fees to Court Appointed Counsel, Brenda Grantland, signed by Chief Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on 10/6/17. (Hellings, J)

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1 2 3 4 BRENDA GRANTLAND California Bar #165899 20 Sunnyside Suite A-204 Mill Valley CA 94941 415-381-6105 (phone) 415-634-3114 (fax) bgrantland@brendagrantland.com 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (FRESNO) 7 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, 8 9 Case No.: 1:11-CV-02052-LJO-SKO vs. 12 REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 5590 EAST GARLAND AVENUE, FRESNO COUNTY, APN NO.: 494-050-20, INCLUDING ALL APPURTENANCES AND IMPROVEMENTS THERETO, 13 Defendant. ______________________________________ 14 ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF ATTORNEYS FEES TO COURT APPOINTED COUNSEL, BRENDA GRANTLAND HEATHER AND MARTIN STEVENS, 10 11 15 Claimants. 16 17 The Court has considered the motion of Brenda Grantland, appointed counsel of record for 18 Claimants Heather and Martin Stevens, regarding payment of fees for her appointed representation, 19 and finds the request to be reasonable and supported by law in all but one, very minor respect. 20 Specifically, on 8/6/2012, Counsel billed for researching and drafting a motion to substitute counsel 21 for a pro se party. Doc. 43-2 at 2. That filing was docketed as a “notice of appearance” and 22 subsequently rejected by the Clerk’s Office as having been filed under the wrong heading. Docs. 36 23 24 25 26 ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF ATTORNEYS FEES TO COURT APPOINTED COUNSEL, BRENDA GRANTLAND - 1 1 & 37. Counsel then billed a total of 0.2 hours for reading the Clerk’s notice of filing under the wrong 2 heading (0.1 hours) and then re-filing the motion (0.1 hours). The United States should not be 3 required to pay for Counsel’s error, however minor, so that amount (0.2 hours at $125 per hour for a 4 total of $25) will be deducted from the total fee request. 5 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the United States if America shall pay directly to court 6 appointed attorney Brenda Grantland $3342.50 in attorney fees, payable to the Law Office of Brenda 7 Grantland, 20 Sunnyside Suite A-204, Mill Valley, CA 94941, within 30 days of the date of this order. 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. 9 Dated: October 6, 2017 /s/ Lawrence J. O’Neill _____ UNITED STATES CHIEF DISTRICT JUDGE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF ATTORNEYS FEES TO COURT APPOINTED COUNSEL, BRENDA GRANTLAND - 2

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