Reversal on Appeal in Favor of Hurrell Cantrall’s ClientOctober 11th, 2010
Hurrell Cantrall handled an appeal of an attorneys’ fee award under 42 U.S.C. Section 1988 on behalf of a public entity. In that case, the trial court awarded the plaintiff’s counsel over $300,000 in attorneys’ fees. On the appeal, we argued that the statutory basis relied upon by the plaintiff did not apply due to procedural actions which occurred at the trial court level. The appellate court agreed with our arguments and reversed the award to the plaintiff, and awarded our client costs.