Liu v. Watec America Corp.

Filing 106

ORDER Granting 101 Motion for Attorney Fees. Amended judgment shall be entered in favor of defendant in the amount of $116,696.25. Signed by Judge Kent J. Dawson on 9/13/10. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ASB)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DR. CHIA L. LIU, an individual, 13 14 vs. Plaintiffs, CASE NO.: 2:07-CV-07-863-KJD [PROPOSED] ORDER ON MOTION FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES OF WATEC AMERICA CORP. PURSUANT TO CONTRACTUAL PREVAILING PARTY PROVISION AND FED. R. CIV. P. 68 AND NRS 68 AS PREVAILING PARTY UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEVADA WATEC AMERICA CORP., a Nevada 15 corporation aka REORGANIZED WATEC AMERICA CORP.; and ROE Corporations 16 and Organizations I through X, inclusive, 17 18 19 20 Defendants. Currently before this Court is the Motion For Attorney's Fees of Defendant Watec America 21 Corp. Pursuant to Contractual Prevailing Party Provision and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 22 and NRS 68 As Prevailing Party (Docket No. 101) to which Plaintiff Dr. Chia L. Liu filed no 23 Opposition, 24 Having established good cause and without opposition by Plaintiff, the Court hereby finds 25 as follows: 26 27 28 1. The subject agreement on which Plaintiff brought the instant action contained a prevailing party attorneys' fee provision entitling the prevailing party to recover all fees and costs associated with any action concerning the agreement; 1 CASE NO: 2:07-CV-07-863-KJD 00020829 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 2. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil of Civil Procedure 68 and NRS 68, Defendant served an offer of judgment for dismissal of the action in exchange of a waiver of costs on Plaintiff; Plaintiff allowed the offer to expire by its own terms; 3. Defendant has been adjudicated as the prevailing party on each of Plaintiff's asserted claims Judgment has been entered in favor of Defendant on each of the claims; 4. Defendant's request for attorney's fees is reasonable (the number of hours and hourly rate charged by counsel are reasonable) given the nature of the proceedings and the fact that Defendant prevailed on all claims; and 5. Plaintiff has filed no opposition o Defendant's opposition. Based on the foregoing findings, the Court orders as follows: Defendant's Motion (No. 101) shall be GRANTED, attorney's fees in the amount of 13 $116,696.25, shall be awarded to Defendant as the prevailing party in this action and against 14 Plaintiff; and an amended judgment reflecting the award of attorney's fees shall be entered in favor 15 of Defendant accordingly. 16 17 18 19 DATED this 13th day of September, 2010 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 CASE NO: 2:07-CV-07-863-KJD 00020829 IT IS SO ORDERED. _____________________________ Kent J. Dawson United States District Judge

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