In a case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Everett Jewett, et. al. v. Shasta County Sheriff Department, et. al., John D. O’Connor, a NALFA member, of O’Connor & Associates in San Francisco was engaged as an expert witness by defense counsel to analyze attorney fees and expenses in the class action. The underlying case involves the alleged abuse of disabled prisoners in the Shasta County Prison.
The parties settled the class action for $850,000. Plaintiffs’ total requested lodestar was $1.185M. The expenses requested were &132,000. Class counsel also sought a lodestar multiplier was $592,000. Parties settled the fee dispute matter based largely on John O’Connor’s expert declaration on reasonable attorney fees and expenses.
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