DC Circ. Slashes Tribes' Attys' Fees Award In EPA Suit

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 6:44 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday slashed by more than half the $369,000 in attorneys’ fees that several Native American tribes and tribal associations demanded from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a fight over toxic mercury emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Calling the fee demand excessive, the D.C. Circuit instead awarded $108,609 in attorneys’ fees to the tribes and tribal associations, which were intervenors in an EPA suit but never had their claims reach adjudication. It also awarded $3,186 in other costs. The tribes...
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