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4th Circuit on Laffey-based fee (again)
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2010-01-06
The 4th Circuit is no fan of the Laffey matrix, a scale used to award attorneys fees in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. But the court said in a new federal workers comp case that the matrix could be a starting point for awarding fees to a D.C. lawyer who won LHWCA benefits for nuclear…
Category(s): 4th Circuit
Tags: Attorney’s fees
4th Circuit on Laffey-based fee (again)
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2010-01-06
The 4th Circuit is no fan of the Laffey matrix, a scale used to award attorneys fees in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. But the court said in a new federal workers comp case that the matrix could be a starting point for awarding fees to a D.C. lawyer who won LHWCA benefits for nuclear…
4CA nixes NoVa ‘Matrix’ fee, again
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2009-03-17
A credit reporting service has escaped the Matrix for payment of attorneys fees for violating federal fair credit reporting statutes. The popular Laffey Matrix schedule is used in the Washington, D.C., area to award attorneys fees. For the second time in a year, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has told NoVa lawyers they…
Category(s): 4th Circuit
Tags: Attorney’s fees
4CA nixes NoVa ‘Matrix’ fee, again
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2009-03-17
A credit reporting service has escaped the Matrix for payment of attorneys fees for violating federal fair credit reporting statutes. The popular Laffey Matrix schedule is used in the Washington, D.C., area to award attorneys fees. For the second time in a year, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has told NoVa lawyers they…
Attorneys – Attorneys Fees – FLSA – Rule 68 Offer – Laffey Matrix
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2010-05-04
In this overtime-pay case, an Alexandria U.S. District Court approves attorneys fees up to $290 per hour, a price a little lower than the Laffey Matrix rate specified in the clients contract. The Rule 68 offer of judgment and this courts entry of judgment require defendants, jointly and severally, to pay plaintiffs reasonable attorneys fees…
Attorneys Fees Awarded at NoVa Rates
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2012-02-29
An Alexandria U.S. District Court awards defendant lender $20,000 in attorneys fees that plaintiff borrower will have to pay should he bring a new lawsuit against defendant, after determining defendant was entitled to reasonable attorneys fees for defendants costs for summary judgment and for plaintiffs voluntary dismissal under Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a)(2). Recent decisions…
Labor – Overtime Pay – FLSA – Attorneys Fees
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2009-05-25
An Alexandria U.S. District Court rejects use of the Laffey Matrix to determine a fee award for plaintiff employees of group homes for disabled clients, who are entitled to attorneys fees as prevailing parties under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and awards plaintiffs $36,000 in attorneys fees and $408 in costs. Defendants correctly contend that…
Category(s): Opinion Digests
Contract – Brokerage House Mailing List – Confidentiality Agreement
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2009-06-01
A marketing company that successfully defended against plaintiff mortgage companys suit alleging breach of a confidentiality agreement that allegedly covered development of a methodology for creating mailing lists for targeted promotional materials, wins attorneys fees under the parties Service Agreement, and an Alexandria U.S. District Court awards fees of $641,595 and costs of $140,279, including…
Category(s): Opinion Digests
Consumer Protection – Credit Reports – Identity Theft – Attorneys Fees – Hourly Rate
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2009-03-23
A woman who spent years trying to get Equifax credit reporting service to correct her credit reports, and who lost the chance for a home mortgage and suffered emotional distress, has her damage award of $200,000 for Fair Credit Reporting Act violations affirmed, but the 4th Circuit remands for recalculation of the $268,652 attorneys fee…
Category(s): Opinion Digests
Fees Reduced for Duplicate Work
Posted by: Deborah Elkins on 2013-05-08
In the wake of defendant AOLs $5 million offer to settle class claims by AOL members who allege defendant violated electronic privacy laws by releasing for download 20 million search queries conducted by people using over 600,000 AOL screen names, the Alexandria U.S. District Court declines to award fees in the amount requested by class…

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