Nos. 77-1727, 77-1728.

578 F.2d 483 (1978)

John W. HUGHES and Cynthia P. Hughes, his wife v. John S. REPKO and Mrs. John S. Repko, his wife, Appellants in No. 77-1728. Appeal of John W. HUGHES, Cynthia P. Hughes and their attorney, Jay Feldstein, in No. 77-1727.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided May 12, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael P. Malakoff, Berger, Kapetan & Malakoff, Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellants in No. 77-1727 and cross-appellees in No. 77-1728.

Joseph A. Del Sole, Girman & Del Sole, Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellees in No. 77-1727 and cross-appellants in No. 77-1728.

Before SEITZ, Chief Judge, and ROSENN and GARTH, Circuit Judges.


SEITZ, Chief Judge, delivered the opinion of the Court.

Plaintiffs, husband and wife,1 appeal from an order of the district court awarding them attorney's fees after they obtained a jury verdict against one of two defendants, Mrs. Repko, in their action under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. § 1982 (1970). The other defendant below, John S. Repko, appeals


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