Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Echols v. Morpho Detection, Inc., No. 13-3162, 2014 WL 953380 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 11, 2014) (Walter, J.)
Re: Request for records concerning plaintiff's background investigation
Disposition: Awarding plaintiff $3,395.00 in attorney's fees
- Attorney Fees, Calculations: The court "finds that Plaintiff is entitled to recover attorneys' fees in the amount of $ 3,395.00." The court "concludes that Plaintiff is not entitled to attorneys' fees for time expended after the TSA produced documents in response to Plaintiff's FOIA request." Additionally, "[t]he Court concludes that Plaintiff is entitled to attorneys' fees for time expended before filing the First Amended Complaint if the work was necessary to secure the result obtained from this litigation." The court finds that "[a]lthough the Court concludes that some of the time expended before filing the First Amended Complaint was necessary, the Court concludes that the time expended on the administrative phase of the dispute was unnecessary." Last, the court "concludes that Plaintiff is not entitled to recover attorneys' fees for the time expended in communicating with state and local police departments as this time was not related to his FOIA claim."
Updated October 2, 2014