UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 3, 2011
RALPH COLEMAN, ET AL.,
EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., ET AL.,
STIPULATION AND ORDER RE: PARALEGAL AND LITIGATION ASSISTANT RATES FOR 2010 AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2011
On June 28, 2011 the parties stipulated to meet and confer regarding the 2010 hourly rate for paralegals and certain other litigation assistants within 30 days after 3 resolution of the parties' related litigation on this issue in Armstrong v. Brown, C94 2307 4 CW (N.D. Cal.). See Docket No. 4029 ¶¶ 4, 6. On August 8, 2011, the Armstrong Court 5 granted Plaintiffs' motion to compel compensation at their counsel's billed 2010 hourly 6 rates (Armstrong Docket No. 1919). 7
In light of the Armstrong Court's order, Plaintiffs now seek a total of $311,947.33 8 for the four quarters of 2010 and $107,010.25 for the first quarter of 2011. These numbers 9 represent the difference between Plaintiffs' demanded PLRA-capped hourly rates for 10 paralegal and litigation assistants and the $82.50 per hour Defendants have paid during the 11 pendency of this dispute. Attached hereto as Exhibit A are charts setting forth the fees 12 payable to Plaintiffs for the undisputed hours incurred in these five quarters. 13
WHEREFORE, Defendants agree to pay Plaintiffs' counsel $418,957.58 within 45 14 days of the signing of this Order. On the 45th day following the entry of this Order, 15 interest on any unpaid amount will begin to accrue at the rate provided by 28 U.S.C. 16 § 1961 (i.e., the weekly average 1 year constant maturity Treasury yield for the calendar 17 week preceding the date of the Order).
IT IS SSO STIPULLATED.
Dated: September 22, 2011 Respectfullyy submitted, ROSEN, BIIEN & GALLVAN, LLPP By: /s/ Erneest Galvan Ernest G Galvan Attorneeys for Coleeman Plainttiffs Daated: Septem mber 22, 20011 O OFFICE OFF THE ATTTORNEY G GENERAL By: /s/ David BBrice, Depuuty Attorneyy General Attorneeys for Coleeman Defenndants
IT IS SO ORDER
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