UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 17, 2008
CAROLE MIGDEN, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
CALIFORNIA FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION, ET AL., DEFENDANTS,
CALIFORNIA FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION, ET AL., COUNTERCLAIMANTS,
CAROLE MIGDEN, ET AL., COUNTERDEFENDANTS.
JOINT STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING ATTORNEYS' FEES
Plaintiffs Carole Migden, Friends of Carole Migden, and Re-Elect Senator Migden; Defendants and Counterclaimants Fair Political Practices Commission, Ross Johnson, Timothy A. Hodson, A. Eugene Huguenin, Jr., Robert Leidigh, and Ray Remy; and Counterdefendants Carole Migden, Re-Elect Assemblywoman Carole Migden 1998, Carole Migden Leadership Committee, Friends of Carole Migden, Re-Elect Senator Carole Migden, and Roger Sanders, hereby stipulate and agree as follows:
1. The Court entered Final Judgment on October 15, 2008. Pursuant to the judgment, Plaintiffs are prevailing parties entitled to attorneys' fees and costs for obtaining a preliminary injunction on their as applied challenge to California Government Code section 89519, as set forth in the Settlement Agreement.
2. The Court retained jurisdiction to award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs to Plaintiffs.
3. Pursuant to negotiations, the parties hereby stipulate that the award of attorneys' fees in the amount of $220,000 is reasonable and appropriate and may and should be awarded by the Court.
4. GOOD CAUSE APPEARING it is hereby ORDERED that the State of California shall forthwith pay attorneys' fees and costs in the amount of $220,000 to Plaintiffs' counsel, Remcho, Johansen & Purcell, LLP.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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