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Harman v. City & County of San Francisco, A108246, A109226

A trial court's award of $1.1 million dollars in attorney's fees to counsel for plaintiff, an airfield safety officer, in an employment civil rights case is vacated and remanded where the trial court did not properly consider the standards governing awards of attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. section 1988.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/23/2006
  • Published 02/23/2006


  • SWAGER, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Dennis J. Herrera, City Attorney, Wayne K. Snodgrass, Esq., Sherri Sokeland Kaiser, Esq. and Vince Chhabria, Esq., Deputy City Attorney, G. Scott Emblidge, Esq., Rachel J. Sater, Esq., Lina R. Guillen, Esq., San Francisco, Moscone, Emblidge & Quadra LLP, for Defendants and Appellants., Nageley, Meredith & Miller, Andrea M. Miller, Esq., Sacramento;  Pacific Legal Foundation, Sharon L. Browne, Esq., Paul J. Beard II, Esq., Sacramento, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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