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without prejudice and an award of
fees or a dismissal with prejudice but without anaward of attorney
s fees. Plaintiff and Defendant Leon stipulated that dismissal would bewithout prejudice but with an award of attorn
Attorney J. Malcolm DeVoy IV was retained by Defendant Leon for the April 20, 2011hearing. Mr. DeVoy is an attorney for the Randazza Legal group and rendered his services toDefendant Leon on a pro bono basis. Mr. DeVoy was able to secure
Motion toDismiss without prejudice. Mr. DeV
costs for his services in securing the dismissal. Mr. DeVoy now requests that pursuant to thewritten retainer agreement between himself and Defendant Leon,
fees directly instead of the Court directing Plaintiff to pay the fees to a charitable organizationas discussed at the hearing.
costsconsisting of $3,795.00 for 13.80 hours of legal work and $20.00 for
hourly rate is $275 per hour and he provides a brief summary of the hours and labor and resultsobtained in accordance with Local Rule 54-16(b).
be directed to a charitable organization since Mr. DeVoy was representing Defendant Leon on a pro bono basis. The Court
the lawfirm in light of the pro bono representation of Defendant Leon.
, 603F.3d 1142 (9th Cir. 2010)
Further Plaintiff argues that the amount of hours spent negotiating the amount of fees after thehearing is unreasonably high.Calculation of reasonable attorney
s fees is a two-step process. First, the court computes
he court to multiply the reasonable hourly rate by the
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