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Fees reduced for overstaffing and ‘reinventing the wheel’ (access required)

Although the prisoners’ rights organization that prevailed in a First Amendment suit against a jail authority and its superintendent was awarded reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, payments were limited to four attorneys rather than 10, and the hours of the primary attorney were reduced by 25% because of his inexperience and the time he spent ...