Plata et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 1775

STIPULATION AND ORDER for collection of undisputed attorneys' fees and costs for second quarter of 2008. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 11/06/08. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/6/2008)

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1 P R IS O N LAW OFFICE D O N A L D SPECTER #83925 2 S T E V E N FAMA #99641 ALISON HARDY #135966 3 1 9 1 7 Fifth Street B e rk e le y, CA 94710 4 T e le p h o n e : (510) 280-2621 a h a r d y@ p r i s o n l a w . c o m 5 6 A tto rn e ys for Plaintiffs 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 D e f e n d a n ts . M A R C IA N O PLATA, et al., P l a i n t if f s , v. A R N O L D SCHWARZENEGGER, et al., B I N G H A M McCUTCHEN W A R R E N E. GEORGE #53588 Three Embarcadero Center S a n Francisco, CA 94111 T e le p h o n e : (415) 393-2000 F a c sim ile : (415) 393-2286 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT N O R T H E R N DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA N o . C-01-1351 T.E.H. S T IP U L A T IO N AND ORDER FOR C O L L E C T IO N OF UNDISPUTED A T T O R N E Y S ' FEES AND COSTS F O R SECOND QUARTER OF 2008 O n December 17, 2002, this Court established a procedure by which plaintiffs are 2 0 to collect attorneys' fees and costs incurred in connection with the Stipulation for 2 1 I n ju n c tiv e Relief. This procedure requires plaintiffs' counsel to submit to defendants a 2 2 q u a rte rly statement of fees incurred in monitoring work, and permits defendants thirty (30) 2 3 d a ys from the receipt of plaintiffs' statement to notify plaintiffs of any disputed items. 2 4 After the parties meet and confer on any of defendant's objections, counsel shall then 2 5 p re p a re a stipulated order for payment of the fees not subject to defendants' objections. 2 6 The Order also states that defendants shall have thirty (30) days from the entry of the order 2 7 to pay the undisputed fees and that interest on any undisputed fees will run from the thirty28 Stipulation and Order Re: Collection of Second Quarter Fees Plata v. Schwarzenegger, No. C-01-1351 T.E.H. 1 f irs t day after the Order is filed, accruing at the rate provided by 28 U.S.C. 1961. 2 Pursuant to this procedure, plaintiffs' counsel served their second quarter billing 3 s ta te m e n t demanding $248,911 for the period from January 1, 2008 through March 31, 4 2 0 0 8 on September 10, 2008. Following negotiations, the parties stipulate to a payment of 5 $ 1 5 8 ,5 3 9 . Plaintiffs reserve the right to pursue the remainder of the fees, as provided 6 u n d er this Court's December 17, 2002 Order. 7 WHEREFORE, defendants agree to pay plaintiffs' counsel $158,539 within 30 8 d a ys of the signing of this Order. On the 31 st day following the entry of this Order, interest 9 o n any unpaid amount will begin to accrue at the rate provided by 28 U.S.C. 1961 (i.e., 1 0 th e weekly average 1 year constant maturity Treasury yield for the calendar week 1 1 p re c e d in g the date of the Order.) 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Stipulation and Order Re: Collection of Second Quarter Fees Plata v. Schwarzenegger, No. C-01-1351 T.E.H. 2 A G R E E D TO BY THE PARTIES: D a te : November 4, 2008 /s/ Alison Hardy A tto rn e y for Plaintiffs D a te: N o v e m b e r 4, 2008 /s/ Jonathan Wolff S u p e rv is in g Deputy Attorney General A tto rn e y for Defendants I, Alison Hardy, attest that Jonathan Wolff signed this document on November 4, 2008. D a te : _ _ _ _ _ _11/_ _ _ _ _ _ _ , 2008 _ _ 06 UNIT ED ER N F D IS T IC T O R A C LI FO helton Judge T E. Hend erson R NIA ___________________________ H o n o ra b le Thelton E. Henderson U n ite d States District Court Judge S IT IS SO ORDERED. S DISTRICT TE C TA RT U O NO RT H

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