24 Cited authorities

  1. Hensley v. Eckerhart

    461 U.S. 424 (1983)   Cited 18,542 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. Riverside v. Rivera

    477 U.S. 561 (1986)   Cited 1,309 times
    Holding a defendant is not liable for § 1988 attorney fees which are incurred after a Rule 68 offer of judgment "where the judgment recovered by the plaintiff is less than the offer"
  3. Gates v. Deukmejian

    987 F.2d 1392 (9th Cir. 1992)   Cited 1,411 times
    Holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion by applying exception to the forum rule where local counsel were unavailable
  4. Welch v. Metropolitan Life

    480 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 2007)   Cited 762 times
    Holding district court on remand could reduce requested rates based on "evidence that undermines the reasonableness of the rate requested" although the party opposing the request for fees had not previously introduced any evidence undermining requested rates
  5. Robinson v. Equifax Information

    560 F.3d 235 (4th Cir. 2009)   Cited 675 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
  6. Weisberg v. Dept. of Justice

    745 F.2d 1476 (D.C. Cir. 1984)   Cited 727 times
    Holding that prior disclosure of information to Congressional committee did not “undermine the privacy interests of these individuals in avoiding harassment and annoyance that could result should the FBI confirm ... the presence of their names in the [relevant] documents”
  7. United Steelworkers v. Phelps Dodge Corp.

    896 F.2d 403 (9th Cir. 1990)   Cited 567 times
    Holding that the district court must “presume ... reasonable” an uncontested market fee rate supported by sufficient evidence
  8. Schwarz v. Secretary of Health Human

    73 F.3d 895 (9th Cir. 1995)   Cited 431 times
    Holding that exception to forum rule was inapplicable where the plaintiff's own declaration, the only evidence in support of an exception, showed only that she had difficulty obtaining local counsel

    19 F.3d 1291 (9th Cir. 1994)   Cited 452 times
    Holding that the district court "abuse[d] its discretion in refusing to reconsider its initial decision in light of additional documentation . . . provided by the . . . firm in support of its motion for reconsideration"
  10. Prison Legal News v. Schwarzenegger

    608 F.3d 446 (9th Cir. 2010)   Cited 266 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that fees for monitoring of settlement agreement may be awarded pursuant to § 1988
  11. Section 552 - Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings

    5 U.S.C. § 552   Cited 11,038 times   528 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Court's entering of a “Stipulation and Order” approving the parties' terms of dismissal did not amount to a “court-ordered consent decree” that would render the plaintiff the prevailing party