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Section 1983 Litigation, Volume 2: Statutory Attorney's Fees, Fourth Edition Section 1983 Litigation, Volume 2: Statutory Attorney's Fees, Fourth Edition

Section 1983 Litigation, Volume 2: Statutory Attorney's Fees, Fourth Edition

By Martin A. Schwartz , John E. Kirklin
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Overview

This volume examines the attorney's fees stage of a Section 1983 case. Attorney's fees are of immense practical importance to litigants and attorneys involved in state or federal litigation, especially concerning claims in which congressional fee-shifting statutory provisions apply. Since you could win or lose considerably more for your client in the attorney's fee stage of the case than in the underlying case, you'll need this guide to stay on top of the latest developments on attorney's fees, and to argue your positions more effectively. This volume shows you everything on seeking or opposing attorney's fees under Section 1983. You can easily use the information to evaluate statutory fee issues arising in other similar federal fee-shifting statutes.

Also available as part of the Section 1983 Litigation Complete Six-Volume Set.

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Last Updated 06/04/2018
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9781454801719
SKU 10046704-7777
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
SKU 000000000010066240
Table of Contents
  1. Section 1983 Attorney's Fees: Introduction and Background
  2. Qualifying the Successful Civil Rights Plaintiff for Section 1983 Fees - Prevailing Party Requirement
  3. Denying Section 1983 Fees to the Prevailing Plaintiff: Special Circumstances and Defendants' Immunities
  4. Determination of Compensable Hours
  5. Determining the Reasonableness of Hourly Rates
  6. Downward Adjustments to the Lodestar
  7. Upward Adjustments to the Lodestar
  8. Other Factors Affecting Amount and Allocation of Section 1983 Fee Award
  9. Negotiating and Settling 1983 Fees
  10. Awarding Section 1983 Fees to Successful Defendants
  11. Procedural Aspects of Requesting, Litigating and, and Collecting Section 1983 Fees

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