Gahagan v. USCIS, No. 15-6218, 2017 WL 6540409 (E.D. La. Dec. 19, 2017) (Zainey, J.)

Date: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Gahagan v. USCIS, No. 15-6218, 2017 WL 6540409 (E.D. La. Dec. 19, 2017) (Zainey, J.)

Re: Requests for records concerning plaintiff's clients

Disposition: Denying plaintiff's motion for attorney fees; granting plaintiff's motion for costs; awarding plaintiff $527.40

  • Attorney Fees:  The court awards plaintiff $527.40 in costs.  "[The] Court finds persuasive the thorough opinion recently authored by Judge Feldman in which he concluded that [plaintiff] could not, as a pro se attorney, recover attorney's fees under the FOIA."  "Chief Judge Engelhardt has also adopted this opinion when holding that [plaintiff] cannot collect attorney's fees as a matter of law."  "The request for attorney's fees is denied."  "The Court notes, however, that both Judge Feldman and Judge Engelhardt awarded [plaintiff] the litigation costs that he requested."  "The Court is persuaded that [plaintiff] is entitled to litigation costs[]" because "the Court finds it more likely than not that the lawsuit served as a catalyst for at the very least the earlier record productions."
Topic: 
Attorney Fees
District Court
Updated July 3, 2018