Mazzaferro v. Parisi et al

Filing 126

ORDER RE ATTORNEY'S FEES by Judge Alsup. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/30/2017)

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1 2 3 4 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 9 RONALD MAZZAFERRO, No. C 16-05641 WHA 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 Plaintiff, v. ORDER RE ATTORNEY’S FEES WILLIAM PARISI, KEN JOHNSON, SPENCER CRUM, BRUCE GOLDSTEIN, JOSHUA MYERS, and LYNN SEARLE, Defendants. / 15 16 17 An October 10 order required plaintiff Ronald Mazzaferro to pay attorney’s fees in 18 connection with defendants Bruce Goldstein and Joshua Myers’ motion to dismiss (Dkt. No. 19 122). That order directed defendants to provide a declaration setting forth the attorney’s fees 20 apportioned to their motion to dismiss, and gave Mazzaferro an opportunity to object to the fee 21 amount (id. at 3). 22 On October 18, defendants’ attorney, Michael King, submitted a declaration seeking 23 $6,223 in fees (Dkt. No. 123 at 2). Mazzaferro submitted a declaration in opposition. His 24 opposition, however, failed to raise any meritorious objections to this fee amount, instead 25 raising a new argument that Attorneys Goldstein and Myers allegedly violated antitrust laws by 26 representing Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs, and re-submitting old arguments as to why 27 Attorneys Goldstein and Myers should not have been dismissed from this suit — arguments 28 already considered and rejected in an earlier order (Dkt. Nos. 119 at 3–4; 125). None of these arguments are appropriate or persuasive. 1 Having considered the declarations, this order finds that an appropriate fee amount for 2 counsel’s work is FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Mazzaferro is ordered to pay this amount in full 3 by no later than NOVEMBER 13. If he fails to do so, his action shall be dismissed in its entirety. 4 5 This order finds that a dismissal will be the only effective way to prevent and to deter Mazzaferro from engaging in repeated misconduct. 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Dated: October 30, 2017. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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