On 01/06/2014 THEE AGUILA INC filed a Property - Commercial Eviction lawsuit against CALIFORNIA EMINENT DOMAIN LAW GROUP. This case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courts, Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California. The Judge overseeing this case is RAFAEL A. ONGKEKO. The case status is Disposed - Judgment Entered.
Disposed - Judgment Entered
Los Angeles County Superior Courts
Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Los Angeles, California
RAFAEL A. ONGKEKO
THEE AGUILA INC.
CALIFORNIA EMINENT DOMAIN LAW GROUP
DOES 1 THROUGH 10
CENTURY LAW GROUP
CONNOLLY TERRENCE M. (DOE 2)
PEDERSEN CHRIS (DOE 1)
CONNOLLY TERRENCE M. DOE 2
PEDERSEN CHRIS DOE 1
MALLEY GUINEVERE M.
LARSON KAREN A. ESQ.
1/11/2018: OBJECTION OF HENRY AGUILA AND THEE AGUILA INC'S TO THE PROPOSED JUDGMENTS
5/24/2018: Minute Order -
1/6/2020: Notice - NOTICE OF NON-SERVICE/FILING OF ANY OPPOSITION TO THEIR MOTION FOR POST APPEAL FEES/COSTS
7/22/2016: RESPONSE OF THEE AGUILA INC. TO THE REPLY OF DEFENDANT?S CHRIS PEDERSEN AND TERRENCE CONNOLLY TO THE ANTI-SLAPP MOTION
8/11/2016: NOTICE OF RULING ON DEFENDANTS? PEDERSEN AND CONNOLLY ANTI-SLAPP MOTION ETC.
8/26/2016: DEFENDANTS' REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE SUPPORTING THEIR MOTION TO SEVER/BIFURCATE
9/21/2016: JOINT NOTICE OF CHANGE OF HEARING DATE PRESENTLY SCHEDULED ON DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS FEES FROM OCTOBER 3, 2016 TO OCTOBER 21, 2016
3/21/2017: DEFENDANTS' REPLY TO ABSENCE OF PLAINTIFF'S OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS' MOTION IN LIMINE FOR ORDER EXCLUDING EXPERT EVIDENCE AT BENCH TRIAL
3/29/2017: THEE AGUILA INC.?S EXHIBIT LIST
9/11/2017: THEE AGUILA INC.'S AND HENRY AGUILA'S MOTION FOR RECOSIDERATION OF THE RULING ON THE APRIL 13& 44, 2017 BENCH TRIAL AFTER BIFURICATION
10/23/2017: DEFENDANTS' SUPPLEMENT TO THEIR OPPOSITION TO THEE AGUILA'S MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION, REQUESTING THAT COURT STRIKE THE MOTION BASED ON ATTORNEY'S STATE BAR SUSPENSION
DocketNotice (Notice of Entry Final Judgment Fees and Costs on Appeal); Filed by Century Law Group (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
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Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 73; Non-Appearance Case Review (ReLodging of Proposed Order) - HeldRead MoreRead Less
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DocketNotice (of Ruling on Defendants' Motion Fees Appeal); Filed by Century Law Group (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Docketat 08:30 AM in Department 73; Hearing on Motion for Attorney Fees ((Res ID3317)) - Held - Motion GrantedRead MoreRead Less
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DocketFirst Amended Complaint; Filed by Thee Aguila Inc. (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
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DocketFIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR (1) BREACH OF CONTRACT; ETCRead MoreRead Less
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DocketComplaint; Filed by Thee Aguila Inc. (Plaintiff)Read MoreRead Less
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DocketDeclaration; Filed by Edgar Fragoso (Defendant); Eva Maneses (Defendant)Read MoreRead Less
Case Number: BC532354 Hearing Date: February 05, 2020 Dept: 73
Rafael Ongkeko, Judge presiding
THEE AGUILA, INC. v. CALIFORNIA EMINENT DOMAIN LAW GROUP, et al.
DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES ON APPEAL
Moving parties: Defendants Edgar Fragoso, Eva Meneses, dba El Parral
Defendants Fragoso and Meneses’ unopposed motion for attorney fees and costs on appeal is GRANTED as prayed in the amount of $60,219.65, payable to defendants Edgar Fragoso and Eva Meneses and their counsel Century Law Group (CLG) and against Plaintiff Thee Aguila Inc.
Following the remittitur in this matter on 9/3/19, on 9/18/19 moving parties filed a memorandum of costs on appeal. On 10/10/19 moving parties filed the instant motion for attorney fees.
Defendants Fragoso and Meneses request $60,219.65 in attorney fees and costs as the prevailing parties on appeal. This amount breaks down as follows:
· $42,300 in attorney fees
· $10,575 (a 1.25 multiplier)
· $ 3,600.00 for the fee motion
· $ 3,744.65 in costs
The court refers to a previous fee award regarding the moving parties’ entitlement to attorney fees.
Hourly rate. The court is cognizant of its previous fee award in this case based on an hourly rate of of $450 per hour. That hourly rate is what moving parties request; it remains within the reasonable range here for the appellate work and is more than reasonable.
Hours. Counsel has adequately supported the 94 hours expended for the appeal and 8 hours for the fee motion.
Lodestar. The lodestar is based on 102 hours @ $450 per hour for a total of $45,900.
Multiplier. The court agrees with moving parties that a multiplier is appropriate given the complexities of the appeal and the complete success the El Parral defendants achieved resulting in a published opinion. The court finds that a multiplier of 1.25 is appropriately applied on the 94 hours.
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