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DC District Court Denies Motion to Compel Production Request on Fees

On December 18, 2007 the United States District Court for the District of Columbia has refused a request by the District of Columbia and others, in a consolidated civil action brought before it, to compel production of “all documents in Plaintiffs’ possession, custody or control, or to which Plaintiffs’ attorney have access,… regard(ing) any attorney’s fees and/or costs relating in any way to the prosecution of Plaintiffs’ claims.

The court, in ruling against defendant District of Columbia, ruled that the “subject documents are relevant to any party’s claim or defenses and are thus not discoverable… under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26.”

The court, however, did order Plaintiffs to “provide defendant with a good faith estimate of their costs and attorney fees incurred to date,” which may be filed under seal and subject to a protective order restricting disclosure of said information. See: Chang v. United States, U.S.D.C. (D. DC), Case No. 1:02-cv-02010-EGS-JMF.

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Chang v. United States