D.G. ex rel Strickland v. Yarbrough, No. 08-CV-074-GKF-FHM, 2013 WL 1343151 (N.D. Okla. Mar. 31, 2013)

Key Insight: Addressing magistrate judge?s recommendations on plaintiffs? Motion for Award of Class Counsel Fees and Expenses, the district court accepted the magistrate judge?s recommendation that plaintiffs be awarded out of pocket expenses related to data storage and hosting (of electronic discovery), with some reductions; district could did not accept recommendation that plaintiffs recover for attorneys fees related to ?temporary attorneys? who conducted review of emails where there was no description provided of the work performed and where the district court took issue with plaintiffs characterization of the time as an ?expense? ?[r]ather than properly documenting and describing the time expended by the[ ] temporary attorneys?

Nature of Case: Class action, recovery of attorneys fees pursuant to 42 USC ? 1988


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