29 Cited authorities

  1. Hensley v. Eckerhart

    461 U.S. 424 (1983)   Cited 17,837 times   7 Legal Analyses
    Holding a civil-rights plaintiff can recover attorney's fees for claims that "involve a common core of facts or will be based on related legal theories," even if only one of those claims arises under a fee-shifting statute
  2. Blum v. Stenson

    465 U.S. 886 (1984)   Cited 7,334 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that fee shifting is “to be calculated according to the prevailing market rates in the relevant community, regardless of whether plaintiff is represented by private or nonprofit counsel”
  3. Buckhannon Board Care Home v. West Va. D.H.H.R

    532 U.S. 598 (2001)   Cited 3,092 times   17 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the ordinary meaning of "prevailing party" in 42 U.S.C. § 3613(c) and 42 U.S.C. § 12205 allows attorneys' fees only when there is a "material alteration of the legal relationship of the parties."
  4. Travelers Cas. and Sur. Co. of America v. Pacific Gas and Elec. Co.

    549 U.S. 443 (2007)   Cited 728 times   7 Legal Analyses
    Holding that proofs of claim enforceable under applicable state law are presumed to be allowed in bankruptcy “unless expressly disallowed by [ 11 U.S.C.] § 502(b)”
  5. Johnson v. Georgia Highway Express, Inc.

    488 F.2d 714 (5th Cir. 1974)   Cited 6,588 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "the novelty and difficulty of the questions" involved in the case is a factor in the determination of a reasonable fee
  6. Richlin Sec. Serv. Co. v. Chertoff

    553 U.S. 571 (2008)   Cited 366 times
    Holding EAJA allows claimants to recover fees incurred for paralegal services based on market rates for such services, not their cost to attorneys
  7. Robinson v. Equifax Information

    560 F.3d 235 (4th Cir. 2009)   Cited 658 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding district court abused its discretion in awarding fee where court relied solely on affidavit of plaintiff's attorney in determining prevailing market rate
  8. Barber v. Kimbrell's, Inc.

    577 F.2d 216 (4th Cir. 1978)   Cited 1,004 times
    Finding that district court improperly decided damages on TILA claims through bench trial, because requested statutory damages were legal in nature, and issue of amount of statutory damages owed to class of plaintiffs was factual issue
  9. Adcock-Ladd v. Secretary of Treasury

    227 F.3d 343 (6th Cir. 2000)   Cited 458 times
    Holding that reasonable hourly rates should be set by reference to rates in the court's vicinage rather than in the lawyer's region of origin
  10. Rum Creek Coal Sales, Inc. v. Caperton

    31 F.3d 169 (4th Cir. 1994)   Cited 351 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that evidence that plaintiff's out-of-state attorneys' rates were charged to and actually paid by plaintiff, and that persons involved in charging and paying rates believed them to be reasonable was sufficient to establish prevailing market rate for services charged by the attorneys
  11. Rule 59 - New Trial; Altering or Amending a Judgment

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 59   Cited 34,411 times   59 Legal Analyses
    Providing 28-day filing period
  12. Rule 54 - Judgment; Costs

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 54   Cited 31,682 times   138 Legal Analyses
    Granting $7,100.30 of the $36,681.63 requested
  13. Section 1920 - Taxation of costs

    28 U.S.C. § 1920   Cited 9,162 times   84 Legal Analyses
    Referring only once to "expenses," and doing so solely to refer to special interpretation services provided in actions initiated by the United States