United States District Court, D. Oregon
JENNIFER CHRISTIAN, formerly known as JENNIFER HAVEMAN, Plaintiff,
UMPQUA BANK, an Oregon for profit banking institution, Defendant.
CRYSTAL M. LEWIS March, Higgins, Beaty & Hatch, P.C.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
C. LIVELY WM. BRENT HAMILTON, JR. Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Attorneys for Defendant
OPINION AND ORDER
J. BROWN, UNITED STATES SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE.
matter comes before the Court on Defendant Umpqua Bank's
Bill of Costs (#65).
reasons that follow, the Court AWARDS costs
to Defendant in the amount of $7, 670.81.
August 20, 2016, Plaintiff Jennifer Christian filed a civil
action in Oregon state court against Defendant and alleged
federal and Washington state-law claims of sexual
harassment/discrimination and retaliation.
October 4, 2016, Defendant removed the state-court action to
March 20, 2018, Defendant filed a Motion (#49) for Summary
Judgment as to each of Plaintiff's claims.
22, 2018, the Court issued an Opinion and Order (#63) in
which it granted Defendant's Motion and entered Judgment
(#64) dismissing Plaintiff's Complaint with prejudice.
5, 2018, Defendant filed a Bill of Costs (#65) seeking costs
in the amount of $17, 107.91.
19, 2018, Plaintiff filed Objections (#67) to Defendant's
Bill of Costs.
Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1) provides: “Unless a
federal statute, these rules, or a court order provides
otherwise, costs-other than attorney's fees-should be
allowed to the prevailing party.” Rule 54(d) creates a
presumption in favor of awarding costs to a prevailing party;
i.e., “the losing party must show why costs
should not be ...