Prison Legal News v. Werholtz, Attorney Fees Order on Remand, Kansas DOC Censorship 2007
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Case 5:02-cv-04054-MLB Document 106 Filed 12/20/2007 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS PRISON LEGAL NEWS, INC, Plaintiff, V. ROGER WERHOLTZ , in his official capacity as Secretary of Corrections for the State of Kansas, Defendant ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 02-4054-MLB ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S AMENDED MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES AND EXPENSES AND JUDGMENT ) ) ) ) ___________________________________________________________________ The Court, having reviewed Plaintiff Prison Legal News’ Amended Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses, and determining that plaintiff is the prevailing party in this matter, and it appearing that defendant does not oppose this motion, and the rates and expense amounts sought therein appearing to the Court to be just and reasonable and appropriate, plaintiff’s motion is granted and judgment is awarded to plaintiff for statutory attorney fees and related nontaxable expenses as follows: -for Bruce Plenk, 285.7 hours at $200 per hour, for a total of $57,140.00; -for Maxwell Kautsch, 55 hours at $100.00 per hour for a total of $5500.00 -for paralegal work, 2 hours at $60.00 per hour, for a total of $120.00. Plaintiff is awarded judgment of $62,760.00 as attorney fees plus related 1 Case 5:02-cv-04054-MLB Document 106 Filed 12/20/2007 Page 2 of 2 nontaxable expenses of $4128.75 and costs of $2422.07 for a total judgment of $69310.82. IT IS SO ORDERED. S/Monti Belot ____________________ MONTI L. BELOT US DISTRICT JUDGE 2