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Blanchard v. Bergeron

489 U.S. 87 (1989)

tl;dr: The amount of a “reasonable attorney’s fee” award under 42 U.S.C. § 1988 cannot be capped by a pre-existing fee agreement between the prevailing party and its attorneys in a civil rights action.

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Facts:42 U.S.C. § 1988 gives a court discretion to award...

Holding:Holding (White): The text of 42 U.S.C. § 1988 provides...

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