UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 24, 2010
JAYENDRA A. SHAH, M.D. PLAINTIFF,
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPT. OF HEALTH SERVICES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA MEDICAL BOARD, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, CHARLES STEWART, JOHN S. PECK, JOSEPH P. FURMAN AND VAUGHAN CAIN DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Christina A. Snyder United States District Judge
Related Case N0.: CV08-6499 CAS(CWx) Assigned to the Honorable: Christina A. Snyder, Courtroom 5
JUDGMENT ON ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS AWARDED
Complaint Filed: November 21, 2006
TO THE COURT AND PLAINTIFF AND HIS ATTORNEYS OF RECORD HEREIN
Whereas the Court granted Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment and judgment was in favor of Defendants, County of Los Angeles, Stephen Morris and Charles Stewart, M.D., on July 1, 2008 ;
Whereas the judgment also included awarding unspecified attorneys' fees and Costs, (See Exhibit "A")
Whereas this Court subsequently awarded attorney fees against the Plaintiff in the amount of $162,383.00 on August 18, 2008; (See Exhibit "B")
Whereas this Court also granted $6,912.86 in costs and $1,850.00 in discovery sanctions in addition to the attorneys' fees listed above; (See Exhibit "C")
Whereas Plaintiff Jayendra A. Shah, M.D., timely filed an appeal with respect to both the Court's grant of summary judgment and the Court's grant of attorneys' fees;
Whereas on October 13, 2010, the Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed this Court's judgment for both its grant of summary judgment as well as its grant of attorney fees;
Whereas Defendant seeks to collect all amounts owed by Plaintiff for purposes of debt collection and have these amounts reflected in one judgment;
It appearing by reason of said rulings of this Court and the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Defendant County of Los Angeles is entitled to have judgment entered in its favor and have judgment entered against Plaintiff Jayendra A. Shah, M.D., the total awards granted by the Court, $171,145.86.
NOW THEREFORE IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED AND DECREED that said Plaintiff, Jayendra A. Shah, M.D., take nothing from said Defendant, County of Los Angeles and that Defendant, County of Los Angeles is entitled to fees, costs and disbursements from Plaintiff in the amount of $171,145.86.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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