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Plaintiff’s fee award reduced by approximately 40% (access required)

Excessive billing, vague time entries and block billing, as well as the plaintiff’s overall lack of success on his claims means that, while attorneys representing a plaintiff who successfully prevailed on his § 1988 claim will receive almost $490,000 in ...

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Court further reduces plaintiff’s attorneys’ fee award (access required)

After the magistrate judge recommended reducing the plaintiff’s attorney fee award by almost 40% because of excessive billing, vague time entries, block billing and the plaintiff’s overall lack of success on his claims, the district court further reduced the fee ...

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Defamation counterclaim covered by jury trial waivers (access required)

Where a plaintiff sued a defendant for breaching an agreement to supply equipment based, in part, on the equipment’s failure to meet minimum quality standards and the defendant’s counterclaim for defamation was based on plaintiffs’ statements that maligned the equipment’s ...

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