Nuance Communications, Inc. v. Abbyy Software House et al

Filing 31

ORDER REQUESTING FURTHER EVIDENCE RE: MOTION FOR COSTS. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 9/11/2008. (mejlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/11/2008)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Pending before the Court is Defendant Abbyy USA Software's motion for award of attorneys' fees and costs, which has been referred to the undersigned magistrate judge for a report and recommendation. In support of its request for costs, Abbyy submitted a declaration from its counsel. However, the "burden is on the fee applicant to produce satisfactory evidence - in addition to the attorney's own affidavits - that the requested rates are in line with those prevailing in the community for similar services by lawyers of reasonably comparable skill, experience and reputation. Blum v. Stenson, 465 U.S. 886, 895 n.11 (1984); see also Chalmers v. City of Los Angeles, 796 F.2d 1205, 1210 (9th Cir. 1986). Further, in determining a reasonable number of hours, the Court must review detailed time records to determine whether the hours claimed by the applicant are adequately documented and whether any of the hours were unnecessary, duplicative or excessive. Chalmers, 796 F.2d at 1210. Accordingly, the Court ORDERS Abbyy to file the appropriate time records, as well as evidence, other than its attorney's affidavits, that the requested rates are reasonable. Abbyy shall file its evidence by September 15, 2008. Nuance shall file any objections to the newly-filed evidence only by September 18, 2008. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: September 11, 2008 MARIA-ELENA JAMES United States Magistrate Judge vs. ABBYY SOFTWARE HOUSE, et al., Defendant(s). / NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC., Plaintiff(s), No. C 08-2912 JSW (MEJ) ORDER REQUESTING FURTHER EVIDENCE RE: MOTION FOR COSTS IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

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