Federal Court Litigation: Class Action Updates and Fees AC16 (.MP3)
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Access to justice is one of the most important principles in the common law system. Many clients, however, cannot fight in federal court. The panelists will address the Equal Access to Justice Act and how practitioners can use it to get their fees from the U.S. government. In addition, the panelists will address current class actions.
Key Topics Include
- Purpose of the Equal Access to Justice Act
- What Is Required for a Fee Award?
- Timing of Filings
- Net Worth of the Petitioning Party
- Prevailing Party
- Remanded Cases
- Amount of Award and Considerations
- Updates on Class Actions
Melissa Crow (DL), Legal Director, American Immigration Council, Washington, DC
Javier N. Maldonado, San Antonio, TX
Zachary Nightingale, San Francisco, CA
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