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Merrell v. Block

Citation: 17 ELR 20321
No. No. 83-4258, 809 F.2d 639/25 ERC 1769/(9th Cir., 02/05/1987) Denial of attorneys fees aff'd, denial of litigation expenses rev'd

The court rules that the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) does not authorize the award of attorneys fees to a pro se litigant, but does authorize the award of litigation expenses. The court holds that EAJA's definition of fees, 28 U.S.C. §2412, requires that an attorney have been retained....

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