UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
March 29, 2011
TEXAS TURKEY, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lucy H. Koh United States District Court
United States District Court For the Northern District of California
ORDER RE: CONSENT DECREE CLARIFICATION
The parties have submitted a proposed Consent Decree and Order, in
have agreed to complete corrective work to ensure that the
establishment in question is compliant 18 with federal and state law
regarding access to public accommodations for individuals with 19
disabilities. See Dkt. #46. The Consent Decree also orders that
Defendants pay Plaintiff $7,500 in 20 damages, and pay Plaintiff's
Counsel $65,000 in attorney's fees, litigation expenses, and costs. 21
To assist the Court in evaluating the proposed Consent Decree, the Court orders that Plaintiff file the following information on or before April 8, 2011:
(1) Billing records regarding the $65,000 in attorney's fees, litigation expenses, and costs, including a resume and the hourly rates of all attorneys, experts, and others who have worked on the case with a description of the work performed by each and the number of hours required to complete each task. See Vizcaino v. Microsoft Corp., 290 F.3d 1043, 1050 (9th Cir. 2002) ("[c]alculation of the lodestar, which measures the lawyers' investment of time in the litigation, provides a check on the reasonableness" of the award).
(2) A statement regarding whether, how, and when Plaintiff's Counsel will confirm whether Defendants have completed the corrective work and inform the Court that the corrective work has been completed.
(3) An explanation of why the Consent Decree should last for sixty months when it appears that most, if not all, of the corrective work will be completed well before sixty months from now.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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