United States District Court, C.D. California, Southern Division
J. PAUL CHARLEBOIS, Plaintiff,
ANGELS BASEBALL LP et al., Defendants
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For J Paul Charlebois, an individual on behalf of himself and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff: Amanda Rose Canning, Schwartz Steinsapir Dohrmann & Summers, Los Angeles, CA; Michael D Seplow, Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison LLP, Venice, CA; Vincent James DeSimone, Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris and Hoffman LLP, Venice, CA.
For Angels Baseball LP, Defendant: Brent Mathew Giddens, Dawn M Irizarry, Carlton Disante and Freudenberger LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Timothy M Freudenberger, Carlton Disante & Freudenberger, Irvine, CA.
For City Of Anaheim, Defendant: Dawn M Irizarry, Carlton Disante and Freudenberger LLP, Los Angeles, CA.
DAVID O. CARTER, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES
Before the Court is a Motion for Final Approval of Attorneys Fees, Costs, and Enhancement Fees (Dkt. 95) filed by Plaintiff J Paul Charlebois (" Plaintiff" ). After considering the moving papers and oral argument, the Court GRANTS the Motion.
I. Plaintiff Qualifies As A Party Entitled to Reasonable Attorneys' Fees Under Both Federal and California Statutes
Plaintiff moves for fees under three statutes: (1) Section 12205 of Title 42 of the United States Code; (2) California Civil Code Section 55; and (3) California Civil Procedure Code Section 1021.5. Plaintiff qualifies as a party entitled to reasonable attorneys' fees under all three of these statutes.
a. Federal Section 12205 provides reasonable attorneys' fees to a prevailing party
Section 12205 of Title 42 of the United States Code provides that a court " may allow the prevailing party" to receive attorneys' fees and costs from defendants in cases brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (" ADA" ), 42 U.S.C. § ...