Originally posted September 23, 2011
by Al Norris:
Fees Will Be Paid By Chicago
On Mon. 09-19, in McDonald v. Chicago,
this was filed:
The Court granted that Motion
The breakdown of the charges are here
So Gura and Company will receive just short of $400K for their efforts. Seems a might short, you say?
This might well be a strategic move on Gura's part. They still haven't settled on payment with D.C. While McDonald is a landmark case, it can be argued that Heller is the more significant case, hence the higher fees that are being sought.
In addition, there are some entries not in the RECAPPED Parker docket
. They fall between entry #78 and #79:
03/17/2011 MINUTE ORDER. The Court, sua sponte, schedules a hearing on 65 Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Seek Discovery of Defendants' Billing Records for March 23, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 24A. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on March 17, 2011. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/17/2011)
03/17/2011 Set/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 3/23/2011 01:00 PM in Courtroom 24A before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (clv, ) (Entered: 03/17/2011)
03/23/2011 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan: Motion Hearing held on 3/23/2011 re 65 MOTION Leave to Take Discovery filed by DICK ANTHONY HELLER. Order to be presented. (Court Reporter CRYSTAL PILGRIM.) (clv, ) (Entered: 03/23/2011)
03/24/2011 MINUTE ORDER. For the reasons stated on the record during the motions hearing held on March 23, 2011, the District is hereby directed to provide plaintiff and the Court with the range of standard billing rates for the pro bono attorneys who assisted the District in this litigation (the "requested information"). The District is directed to file the requested information with the Court by no later than April 6, 2011. In the event that any of the law firms who provided pro bono representation to the District are unwilling to voluntarily provide the Court with the requested information, the District shall promptly notify the Court by filing an appropriate notice. Upon receipt of the requested information, the Court will issue an appropriate order directing supplementary briefing on an expedited basis. This case is hereby temporarily stayed pending receipt of the requested information. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on March 24, 2011. (lcegs1) (Entered: 03/24/2011)
03/24/2011 Set/Reset Deadlines: The District is directed to provide plaintiff and the Court with the range of standard billing rates for the pro bono attorneys by 4/6/2011. (clv, ) (Entered: 03/24/2011)
03/24/2011 Case Stayed (clv, ) (Entered: 03/24/2011)
There could be any number of reasons this case has been stayed. Interesting, to say the least.