I recently had the pleasure of reading an opinion from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania refusing to "cheapen" an attorney’s fee petition, citing the successful plaintiff’s award as an "essential part of enforcement of our civil rights laws." The case, Perkins v. Shinseki, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17833 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 8, 2013), illuminates how some courts in this area consider requests for attorney fees.
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