Livingston Christian Schools v. Genoa Charter Township
ORDER granting defendant's Motion for review of taxed bill of costs 55 Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
LIVINGSTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS,
Case No. 15-12793
HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH
GENOA CHARTER TOWNSHIP,
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR
REVIEW OF TAXED BILL OF COSTS (DOC. 55)
Plaintiff Livingston Christian Schools brought this action, alleging that
defendant Genoa Charter Township violated plaintiff’s rights under the
Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA), 42
U.S.C. § 2000cc et seq., the First Amendment, and the Fourteenth
Amendment. The Court granted summary judgment for defendant on June
30, 2016. This matter is presently before the Court on defendant’s motion
for review of taxed bill of costs.
The Clerk of Court issued a Taxed Bill of Costs granting costs for
docket fees and rejecting sums requested for service fees, court reporter
fees, exemplification and copy fees, and other costs. (Doc. 54 at 1).
Defendant petitions the Court to review this Bill of Costs and grant all of
defendant’s requested fees.
The Court rejects costs for service fees, court reporter fees, and other
costs. As stated by the clerk, these costs are not taxable under the Court’s
Bill of Costs Handbook.
The Court will grant defendant’s requested exemplification and copy
fees. This request was denied by the clerk because the Bill of Costs
Handbook states that such routine copy expenses are not taxable within
the discretion of the taxation clerk. The Court, however, may issue an
order authorizing the recovery of these costs. See 28 U.S.C. § 1920(4).
The Court further affirms the clerk’s decision to grant defendant’s
docket fee request.
Therefore, the Court will GRANT defendant’s motion to review the
taxed bill of cost and award defendant $141.80 in costs.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: February 7, 2017
s/George Caram Steeh
GEORGE CARAM STEEH
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
Copies of this Order were served upon attorneys of record on
February 7, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail.
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