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Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA)

Western Watersheds Project v. Ellis

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision denying an environmental group attorney fees after it successfully challenged BLM's post-fire grazing decisions and authorizations in the Jarbridge Resource Area in Idaho. In 2004, an...

AmeriPride Services v. Valley Industrial Service

A district court awarded a company $140,500.72 in costs stemming from an underlying CERCLA case. The company was a prevailing party in the underlying action and is therefore entitled to the costs it seeks. The defendant argued that...

Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Ctr. v. BLM

The Ninth Circuit held that environmental groups were not prevailing parties in their action against BLM in which they sought a preliminary injunction against a timber sale and, thus, are not entitled to attorney fees under the Equal...

Citizens for Better Forestry v. Department of Agric.

The Ninth Circuit held that an environmental group is not entitled to attorneys fees in their action challenging a USDA regulation that the agency withdrew while the case was pending. The group alleged that the USDA violated NEPA, the...

Hill v. Gould

The D.C. Circuit denied an individual's request for attorney fees and expenses under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) despite having won her lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) concerning the mute swan. In that...

Holy Cross v. Corps of Eng'rs

A district court held that a neighborhood association and environmental groups who succeeded on just one of their claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are entitled to attorneys fees and costs related to the entire litigation...

Biodiversity Conservation Alliance v. Stem

The Tenth Circuit reversed a lower court's grant of attorneys fees in favor of an environmental group under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) despite its obtaining a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Forest Service halting an...

League of Wilderness Defenders-Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project v. Smith

A district court awarded an environmental group attorney fees and costs under the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) for their underlying National Environmental Policy Act and National Forest Management Act claim against the U.S. Forest...

United States v. Milner

A court denies individuals' motions for attorneys fees and costs they spent defending a Clean Water Act action the United States filed against them. They argued that they were entitled to reimbursement because the United States...

Bricks, Inc. v. EPA

The court upholds the denial of a company's request for attorneys fees stemming from an unsuccessful U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action against it for discharging dredge and fill material into wetlands without a permit....