The lawyers who defeated Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban in the Supreme Court want about $3.5 million in attorney fees according to a motion filed Monday. The team asks the judge to multiply its fees under a provision that allows for enhancement in exceptional cases "where the result is especially important and there is significant professional risk to counsel in pursuing the litigation." The lawyers also seek an enhancement for the contingent nature of the case, though circuit precedent forbids it.
Lawyers in Supreme Court Gun Case Ask for $3.5 Million in Fees
August 27, 2008