UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
March 17, 2010
SEAN LANE, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS
FACEBOOK, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Richard Seeborg United States District Judge
ORDER FOR FURTHER EVIDENTIARY SUBMISSION
Plaintiffs have moved for an award of attorney fees herein. By declaration, plaintiffs have established the total number of hours each attorney incurred in pursuing this action.
Plaintiffs have also described in the most general terms the overall nature of the work counsel performed in this matter, both before and after the complaint was filed. Calculation of a lodestar requires the Court to determine the number of hours "reasonably expended" on the litigation.
Hensley v. Eckerhart, 461 U.S. 424, 433 (1983). The present record is insufficient to permit such an analysis.
Accordingly, within ten days of the date of this order plaintiffs shall submit additional declarations and/or copies of billing records sufficiently detailed to permit an evaluation of the reasonableness of the time expended by each attorney on the tasks performed. No further submissions need be made with respect to counsel for plaintiffs in the Harris action.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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