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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

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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

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Case No. 02-4054-MLB
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S
AMENDED MOTION FOR
ATTORNEY FEES AND EXPENSES
AND JUDGMENT

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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

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nontaxable expenses of $4128.75 and costs of $2422.07 for a total judgment of
$69310.82.
IT IS SO ORDERED.

S/Monti Belot
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MONTI L. BELOT
US DISTRICT JUDGE

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