Plata et al v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 2277

STIPULATION AND ORDER for collection of undisputed attorneys' fees and costs for second quarter of 2009. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 11/20/09. (rbe, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/20/2009)

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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 2009 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 28 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 $222,670 for the period April 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009 on 4 S e p te m b e r 15, 2009. Following negotiations, the parties stipulate to a payment of 5 $ 1 8 3 ,4 5 2 . Plaintiffs reserve the right to move to compel payment for the disputed fees, as 6 p rov id ed under this Court's December 17, 2002 Order. 7 WHEREFORE, defendants agree to pay plaintiffs' counsel $183,452 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.) 1 2 A G R E E D TO BY THE PARTIES: 1 3 D a te : November 11, 2009 14 15 1 6 D a te: N o v e m b e r 19, 2009 17 18 19 20 I, Alison Hardy, attest that Kyle Lewis signed this document on November 19, 2009. /s/ Kyle A. Lewis S u p e rv is in g Deputy Attorney General A tto rn e y for Defendants /s/ Alison Hardy A tto rn e y for Plaintiffs IT IS SO ORDERED. 2 1 D a te : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _20 _ _ _ _ , 2009 11/ _ _ 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 UNIT ED _ _ _ _ _ _ _E _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _T_C _ _ _ _ _ _ __ AT _ H o nTra b le Thelton E. Henderson o U n ite d States District Court Judge S DISTRIC RT U O S ER N F D IS T IC T O R A C LI FO helton Judge T E. Hend erson R NIA NO RT H

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