We received a decision in Bland v. Fairfax County regarding our fee petition. Judge Cacheris awarded us nearly every penny that we put in for - at our Laffey rates and everything! We requested $310,000, and he awarded $305,000. Anyone putting in for fees in Eastern District of Virginia should definitely ask us for a declaration re: reasonableness of Laffey rates on this side of the river.

The jury's compensatory damages award did not fare as well before Judge Cacheris. The jury awarded $250,000.00 for our client's immense pain and suffering, and Judge Cacheris cut it to $50,000.00.

– submitted by Ellen K. Renaud