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United States v. Edison

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


July 8, 2010

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
HARLAN EDISON, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Anthony J. Battaglia U.S. Magistrate Judge United States District Court

ORDER SETTING HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR EXCESS FEES

This matter was referred by Judge Moskowitz to Judge Battaglia for purposes of addressing the question of the overall reasonableness of the three vouchers submitted in this case for services provided on behalf of Harlan Edison. Judge Moskowitz has ordered that Judge Battaglia prepare a Report and Recommendation following a hearing to determine and to recommend an appropriate fee in this case consistent with 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(d)(2). A hearing is set for July 29, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in this regard. For the hearing, attorney Jack Boltax is ordered to submit, by July 28, 2010, the following information for the Court's review:

1. A separate itemization of the time involved in the multiple OSC proceedings with regard to the revocation of defendant's pretrial release. These must be broken down by the following catego-

a. In court;

b. Interviews and conferences;

c. Obtaining and reviewing records;

d. Legal research and brief writing;

e. Investigative work; and

f. Other work.

2. Copies of the scientific articles researched in connection with the bail revocation issues, or a bibliography of same, whichever is most easy to produce along with copies of any notes, memos or summaries regarding this work;

3. Legal research notes or summaries on cases reviewed, including citations, regarding the bail revocation issues;

4. Legal research notes or summaries on cases reviewed, including citations, regarding legal issues associated with the case in chief;

5. Notes, summaries and memos with regard to the experts consulted with regard to the bail hearings, along with the conference notes for discussions with the Government's expert on the sweat patch and the Las Vegas Federal Defender's Office, Mike Severance with the U.S. Probation Office in Las Vegas;

6. Research notes, memos and summaries of the materials reviewed with regard to the use of a medical Marijuana card, including copies of the materials reviewed, or a bibliography of same, whichever is most easy to produce;

7. Copies of any medical records of the defendant reviewed, notes, memos or summaries created in that regard;

8. Conference notes with regard to contact with the care givers, transport coordinators and kidney dialysis providers;

9. A copy of the research associated with, and the audit report regarding, the Bureau of Prisons concerning the adequacy of medical care, including all notes, memos and summaries thereof;

10. Documents, notes and orders associated with the case budgeting process; 11. Research notes, summaries, or indexing prepared and/or reviewed by Mr. Boltax with regard to the 21,000 pages of written discovery and hundreds of recorded wire tapped telephone conversations;

12. Copies of all case budgeting documents, submissions, orders and notes of calculations;

13. All billing records used to record, reflect, track or document time spent on the case or otherwise used to prepare the three CJA vouchers submitted in this case.

This material is to be lodged in Judge Battaglia's chambers and not filed with the Court. It will be reviewed en camera, discussed at the time of the hearing, and returned to Mr. Boltax following the completion of the review.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

20100708

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