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Perdue v. Kenny A., 08-970

In a civil rights action alleging deficiencies in the Georgia foster care system, the district court's award of attorney's fees to plaintiffs' counsel is reversed where the calculation of an attorney's fee based on a lodestar may be increased due to superior performance, but only in extraordinary circumstances.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/21/2010
  • Published 04/21/2010



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