Crump v. James Irwin Charter Schools

Filing 21

ORDER denying 20 Motion for Attorney Fees by Judge Philip A. Brimmer on 5/2/12.(pabcd)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Judge Philip A. Brimmer Civil Action No. 12-cv-00008-PAB-KLM MARLIN CRUMP, Plaintiff, v. JAMES IRWIN CHARTER SCHOOLS, Defendant. _____________________________________________________________________ ORDER _____________________________________________________________________ This matter is before the Court on defendant’s motion for attorney’s fees [Docket No. 20]. On March 21, 2012, the assigned Magistrate Judge recommended [Docket No. 17] that the Court grant defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s Title VII Complaint [Docket No. 10]. The Court accepted the Recommendation and dismissed this case on April 13, 2012 [Docket No. 18]. Judgment entered on April 17, 2012 [Docket No. 19]. Defendant’s motion for attorney’s fees “requests that this Court award reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs to [defendant] and against plaintiff . . . in an amount to be determined sometime in the future.” Docket No. 20 at 7. That request violates both Rule 54.3 of the Local Rules of Practice, see D.C.COLO.LCivR 54.3 (requiring that motions for attorney’s fees “shall include the following for each person for whom fees are claimed: 1. a detailed description of the services rendered, the amount of time spent, the hourly rate, and the total amount claimed; and 2. a summary of relevant qualifications and experience”), and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d)(2)(B)(iii) (requiring that a motion for attorney’s fees “state the amount sought or provide a fair estimate of it”). Therefore, it is ORDERED that defendant’s motion for attorney’s fees [Docket No. 20] is DENIED. DATED May 2, 2012. BY THE COURT: s/Philip A. Brimmer PHILIP A. BRIMMER United States District Judge 2

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