In re BLACK FARMERS DISCRIMINATION LITIGATION
MEMORANDUM OPINION that the Court will decide the Motion for Award of Attorneys' Fees and Expenses based on the papers that have been filed and intends to issue a decision in January 2013. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on December 7, 2012. (MA)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
In re BLACK FARMERS DISCRIMINATION
Misc. No. 08-0511 (PLF)
Pending before the Court is the Updated Motion by Class Counsel for Award of
Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses, filed on September 24, 2012. The defendant has filed a response,
and class counsel have filed a reply brief supported by several affidavits. In their filings, class
counsel have offered to provide more detailed information regarding the hours they have worked
both leading up to the Court’s final approval of the Settlement Agreement following the Fairness
Hearing and the implementation of that final order over the last fourteen months. Upon
consideration of the parties’ filings and the relevant case law, the Court sees no need to make
such a request of class counsel. In addition, after carefully reviewing the motions papers and the
relevant case law, the Court does not believe it would be assisted by an oral argument or other incourt proceedings with respect to the pending motion. The Court therefore will decide the
Motion for Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses based on the papers that have been filed. It
is the Court’s intention to issue a decision in January 2013.
DATE: December 7, 2012
PAUL L. FRIEDMAN
United States District Judge
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