Bennett v. Board of Education of Washington County Joint Vocational School District

Filing 89

ORDER granting 81 Motion to Bifurcate. The trial shall proceed on the Plaintiff's liability and damages claims and shall not include the Plaintiff's claim for attorneys' fees. Signed by Judge Algenon L. Marbley on 8/2/2011. (cw)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION CONSTANCE BENNETT, Plaintiff, v. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, Defendant. : : : : : : : : : : : Case No. C2-08-CV-0663 JUDGE ALGENON L. MARBLEY Magistrate Judge King ORDER This matter is before the Court on the Defendant’s Motion to Bifurcate Attorney Fees From Liability Issues (Doc. 81). Plaintiff does not oppose the request because the Federal and Local Rules of Civil Procedure provide that attorneys’ fees should be litigated by motion after judgment has been entered. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d)(2); S.D. Ohio Civ. R. 54.2. The Court shares the Plaintiff’s view and GRANTS the motion. The trial shall proceed on the Plaintiff’s liability and damages claims and shall not include the Plaintiff’s claim for attorneys’ fees. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Algenon L. Marbley ALGENON L. MARBLEY United States District Court Judge DATED: August 2, 2011

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