Tonight’s podcast features three cases–the Butts County Halloween victory, a 7th Circuit of Appeals case, and the latest from the Pacific Legal Fund/ACSOL challenges. And we have learned in following court cases that these cases take ages to finish. And even after there’s a win, the case isn’t always over.
Take the Butts County Halloween case. The attorneys working with NARSOL were the prevailing party. However, Butts County challenged the attorney fees, and after much negotiation, the courts awarded our attorneys $298,000, far more than the $100,000 Butts County wanted to pay.
Among other tactics, the county tried to argue that
–we hadn’t won (we had)
–we were padding hours (the court said otherwise)
–our attorneys were charging too much (the court said the fees were reasonable)
–the paralegals were being overpaid (the court also disputed this)
And before the check is in hand, Butts can appeal this ruling and slow down the wheels of justice.
So this was a huge win that shows the legal community that quality cases can be won.
The Seventh Circuit of Appeals litigation continues, and we discuss recent developments that have occured because the Indiana DOC appealed Judge Young’s ruling. Once again, the wheels of justice attempt to but the brakes on court decisions with favorable rulings for PFRs.
Finally, we analyze the latest results from the California Challenge brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation and ACSOL. Our analysis shows both good and bad news in the latest rulings, but the case is far from over. The next step could be trial or summary judgments, and it could be years before the case is settled.
[04:25] Listener letter and explanation of how NARSOL picks cases.
[11:30] Seventh Circuit of Appeals continued litigation.
[22:15] Monetary Award disputes in the Butts County Halloween case.
[38:45] Pacific Legal Foundation/ACSOL challenge in California.
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