United States District Court, D. Oregon
SHAHRI DANIEL K. LE ROUX ANDREW P. FREEMAN Mitra Law Group
Attorneys for Plaintiff
MATTHEW C. CASEY PEDER RIGSBY ALEXANDER H. HILL Bullivant
Houser Baily Attorneys for Defendant Chugach Education
OPINION AND ORDER
J. BROWN UNITED STATES SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE
matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff Stephanie
Fearey's Motion (#34) for Attorney's Fees. For the
reasons that follow, the Court GRANTS
Plaintiff's Motion and AWARDS Plaintiff
attorneys' fees of $10, 237.50.
February 12, 2019, Plaintiff filed a Complaint in the
Multnomah County Circuit Court of the State of Oregon against
Defendant Chugach Education Services, Inc., and other
parties. Plaintiff alleged claims against Chugach arising out
of her employment.
April 22, 2019, Chugach filed in this Court a Notice of
Removal of the state-court case pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
21, 2019, Plaintiff filed a Motion (#14) to Remand this case
to state court.
29, 2019, the Court granted Plaintiff's Motion to Remand.
The Court also concluded Plaintiff was entitled to recovery
of attorneys' fees as a result of Chugach's
unreasonable and defective removal.
August 12, 2019, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Attorney's
Fees. Chugach did not file any response to Plaintiff's
Motion, and the Court took the Motion under advisement on
August 30, 2019.
Plaintiff is entitled to reasonable attorneys'
U.S.C. § 1447(c) states:
An order remanding the case may require payment of just costs
and any actual expenses, including attorney fees, incurred as