Prevailing Parties Only Entitled to Fees Reasonably Incurred: Beware the Duplication of Efforts


Last fall I served as an expert in a case which analyzed the loadstar claimed by the prevailing parties in City of Los Angeles v. County of Kern, Case No. CV 06-5094 GAF (VBKx) (September 3, 2008). The written opinion by U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess has been cited as "must reading" on the methodology that can be used by a federal district judge to reduce the lodestar in civil rights cases.

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