Archive: July 19, 2006

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Magistrate Approves Petition for $72,910 in Attorneys’ Fees and Costs Relating to Discovery Dispute

Magistrate Approves Petition for $72,910 in Attorneys’ Fees and Costs Relating to Discovery Dispute

McDowell v. Gov’t of D.C., 2006 WL 1933809 (D.D.C. July 11, 2006)

In an earlier opinion, summarized here, Magistrate Judge John A. Facciola denied the plaintiff’s request for judgment to be entered against the defendant for various discovery failings. The court concluded that the discovery dispute could be adequately remedied by the imposition of attorneys’ fees and costs against defendants and the possibility of a jury instruction. In this opinion, the court evaluated plaintiffs’ fee petition and awarded plaintiff $72,910 in fees and costs.

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