UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
June 30, 2006
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND INFORMATION CENTER, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Susan Illston United States District Judge
STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS
Plaintiffs, Environmental Protection and Information Center, et al., and Defendant, United States Forest Service, hereby stipulate as follows:
1. On June 22, 2006, before the Honorable Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, the parties reached a conditional or tentative settlement agreement of Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs. The tentative agreement was placed on the record. The settlement was conditional or tentative in that it was subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.
2. Under the terms of the tentative settlement agreement Defendant agrees to pay, and Plaintiffs agree to accept, the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) in full settlement of Plaintiffs' claim for attorneys' fees, expenses, and costs in this case. Defendant agrees to make a good faith effort to make payment within 60 days of the June 22, 2006, tentative settlement agreement. The check shall be made payable to the Law Offices of Sharon E. Duggan and sent to 370 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California 94610, as directed by Plaintiffs as part of the tentative settlement agreement placed on the record in Magistrate Judge Spero's Courtroom on June 22, 2006. If payment is not made within 60 days Defendant shall appear before Magistrate Judge Spero to explain the delay.
3. The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the settlement agreement.
4. Having reached a settlement, Plaintiffs' motion for fees and costs is withdrawn.
Defendant's counsel attests that the wording of this document is acceptable to Plaintiffs' counsel.
PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED.
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