Awarding Costs and Fees

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Recent Rulings on Costs and Fees

STEVEN PAPPAS VS DOREEN FARR

In reversing this court’s denial of Farr’s original motion for attorney’s fees, the Court of Appeal held that “a litigant’s personal nonpecuniary interests may not be used to disqualify the litigant from obtaining fees under Code of Civil Procedure section 1021.5.” (Pappas v. Farr (Dec. 21, 2010, B219570) [nonpub. opn.], at p. 3 [“Pappas II”].)

  • Hearing

    May 09, 2011

CRUZITO CRUZ VS SUSAN TSCHECH ET AL

Under section 1021.5, a court may award attorney fees to a successful party against one or more opposing parties in any action which resulted in the enforcement of an important right affecting the public interest. However, section 1021.5 is inapplicable here since petitioner represented himself in the proceeding, and he is not an attorney. Although Mr.

  • Hearing

    Mar 15, 2010

BRIAN HOFER VS JIM ARMSTRONG

Nature of Proceedings: Motion Attorney Fees Motion for Attorney Fees Ruling The Court denies the motion of Real parties in interest Bill Mahan, Sue Adams, Frank Banales, Connie Hannah and Jeanne Graffy for attorney fees pursuant to CCP § 1021.5.

  • Hearing

    Nov 03, 2009

STEVEN PAPPAS V. DOREEN FARR

Nature of Proceedings: Motion for Attorney Fees Pursuant to CCP § 1021.5;Motion for Attorney Fees Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1973l(e) and 42 U.S.C. § 1988 The court concludes that defendant Doreen Farr is not entitled to attorney fees under CCP § 1021.5, 42 U.S.C. § 1973l(e) or 42 U.S.C. § 1988 and, therefore, the court denies Farr’s motions for attorney fees.

  • Hearing

    Jul 06, 2009

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