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DC Circ. Vacates $7M Atty Fee Award In Civil Rights Row

Law360 (May 21, 2019, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A split D.C. Circuit panel on Tuesday tossed a nearly $7 million fee award in a long-running civil rights class action in Washington, D.C., finding a lower court used a matrix for calculating fees that improperly included attorneys based outside of the district and specialized in irrelevant legal areas.

A majority of the three-judge appellate panel held that the federal court in the District of Columbia erred by relying on a new fee calculation matrix proposed by the district that included attorneys practicing in rural Virginia and West Virginia as well as those who worked in areas of law such as...

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Appellate - DC Circuit

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3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

January 17, 2018

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