Helena Chemical Co

Filing 19

MEMORANDUM RULING AND JUDGMENT on 13 Motion for Attorney Fees. Fees awarded to Helena Chemical Co in the amount of $2,359.50 and Costs in the amount of $624.84. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen L Hayes on 10/26/09. (crt,Crawford, A)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA MONROE DIVISION HELENA CHEMICAL COMPANY VERSUS PRO-AGR, INC. and JERRY WALKER * * * CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:09-CV-757 MAGISTRATE JUDGE KAREN L. HAYES MEMORANDUM RULING AND JUDGMENT On September 21, 2009, the District Judge granted Helena Chemical Co.'s ("Helena Chemical") motion for summary judgment, and further ordered, in accordance with the parties' Credit Sales and Services Agreement, an award of reasonable attorney's fees and costs to Helena Chemical. (Doc. # 12). Pursuant to the Court's order, Helena Chemical submitted the instant Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs. (Doc. #13). The motion is unopposed. On October 21, 2009, the parties consented to trial by the undersigned Magistrate Judge. (Doc. #17, 2). In support of its motion, Helena Chemical has submitted an affidavit from its attorney, Marshall T. Napper, stating that his normal hourly rate is $165.00, and that he spent 14.3 hours on the entirety of this case, for a total of $2,359.50. (Doc. #13, Aff., 1). Napper further asserts that he incurred costs in the amounts of $350.00 for filing the complaint, $39.00 for service costs on Pro-Agr, Inc. ("Pro-Agr"), and $235.84 for service costs on Jerry Walker, for a total of $624.84. (Id. at 1-2) This court has reviewed Napper's affidavit and finds that the hourly rate and the number of hours is reasonable, and that the costs claimed are proper for reimbursement. Therefore, Helena Chemical's Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs is GRANTED, and IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that Defendants pay 1 attorney's fees in the amount of $2,359.50 and costs in the amount of $624.84 to Helena Chemical . Thus done and signed, this 26th day of October, 2009, in chambers. 2

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