District Local Rule Civ 54.2 (Civil)
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AWARD OF ATTORNEY FEES

(a)  Claims for attorney fees will not be treated as routine items of costs. Attorney fees will only be allowed upon an order of a judge of the Court after such fact-finding process as the judge orders.

(b)  Unless a statute or a court order provides otherwise, a party claiming the right to allowance of attorney fees may file and serve a motion for such allowance within fourteen (14) days after entry of judgment under which attorney fees may be claimed. The motion must state the amount claimed and cite the legal authority relied on. The motion must be accompanied by an affidavit of counsel setting forth the following: (1) date(s), (2) service(s) rendered, (3) hourly rate, (4) hours expended, (5) a statement of attorney fee contract with the client, and (6) information, where appropriate, as to other factors which might assist the Court in determining the dollar amount of fee to be allowed. Motions for attorney fees and cost bills must be filed as separate documents. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in delay in processing.

(c)  Within twenty-one (21) days after receipt of a party’s motion for allowance of attorney fees, any other party may serve and file a response brief objecting to the allowance of fees or any portion thereof. The responding party must set forth specific grounds of objection.

(d)  Within fourteen (14) days after receipt of a response brief, the moving party may submit a reply brief.


RELATED AUTHORITY

Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d)(2)