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Julie Beaty brought a successful race- and sex-harassment lawsuit under California’ s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Cal. Gov’ t Code � 12904 etseq., against her former employer, BET Holdings, Inc. After she prevailed at trial, she applied for and was awarded attorneys’ fees under Cal. Gov’ t Code � 12965,which provides for such fees for the prevailing party in an FEHA case. Like federal law, see Passantino v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Prods., Inc., 212 F.3d493, 517-18 (9th Cir. 2000), California law commits the determination of reasonable attorneys’ fees to the discretion of the trial courts. See PLCM Group, Inc. v.Drexler, 22 Cal. 4th 1084, 1095 (2000) (recognizing that the “experienced trial judge is the best judge of the value of professional services rendered in his court” ).

 
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