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Vogel v. Harbor Plaza Center LLC, 16-55229

Vacating and remanding an attorney's fee award under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA awards the prevailing party attorney's fees using a lodestar approach, but the district court declined to use that approach and instead used a local rule as to the award. The 9th Circuit held that the lodestar approach should have been applied even if the case ended in a default judgment.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/06/25


  • Christen


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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