Tippins v. National Credit Adjusters, L.L.C. et al

Filing 9

ORDER granting 8 Motion for Default Judgment. Therefore, the Court AWARDSPlaintiff statutory damages of $1,000, costs of $425.00, andattorneys' fees of $3,565.00. Signed by Judge J. Randal Hall on 2/3/17. (cmr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA STATESBORO DIVISION * JAMES TIPPINS, * Plaintiff, * CV 616-146 * v, * NATIONAL CREDIT ADJUSTERS, * L.L.C., * Defendant. * ORDER Presently default before the Court judgment pursuant to Rule of Civil Procedure. entered a present motion (Doc. Defendant's on January and for the of the December (Doc. 17, Plaintiff s 55(b)(2) On default. pleadings and taken no findings 8.) is 6.) 2017. 13, 2016, Defendant stated in In request. Court, however, Plaintiff makes requests the Clerk filed has filed Plaintiff's motion, one change attorneys' fees her no light of these Court GRANTS Plaintiff's motion for default judgment. The for Federal Rules Plaintiff action in this case. reasons motion to at (Doc. the 8.) Plaintiff's the rate of $300.00 per hour, but this Court has previously set a reasonable billing rate of $250.00 per hour for the Augusta legal market. See Martin v. doc. no. 80 Augusta-Richmond County, (S.D. Ga. Nov. 28, et al., No. l:12-cv-058, 2012). Thus, the requested attorneys' Because fees shall be billed at a rate of $250.00 per hour. Plaintiff's the new attorneys' that work amount $485 billed attorneys' at fees of attorneys fees shall be per hour $3,565.00. Plaintiff statutory attorneys' February, at of hours on The this Court case, adds to resulting from 9.7 hours of to arrive Therefore, Augusta, $1,000, at a the costs new Court Georgia, of total AWARDS fees of $3,565.00. ORDER ENTERED damages 12.32 $3,080.00. Paralegal fees $50.00 of billed this $425.00, JE^_; 2017. J. UNITED /STATES IN RANDAL HALL DISTRICT DISTRICT OF JUDGE GEORGIA day and of

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