Post Monitoring Fees Allowed in Institutional Reform Suits
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Wyatt ex rel. Rawlins v. Sawyer
At 1344: "In complex institutional litigation that often entails extensive remedial efforts over a long period of time, it is generally accepted that prevailing plaintiffs are entitled to post-judgment fee-and-expense awards for legal services necessary for securing compliance with, and reasonable monitoring of, the decree." It is not necessary that a plaintiff prevail in a post-judgment proceeding to recover fees. See: Wyatt ex rel. Rawlins v. Sawyer, 67 F.Supp.2d 1331 (M.D.Ala. 1999).