No. TCA 1693.

454 F.Supp. 311 (1978)

Kenneth DONALDSON, Plaintiff, v. Mrs. J. B. O'CONNOR as personal representative of the Estate of Dr. J. B. O'CONNOR, and John Gumanis, Defendants.

United States District Court, N. D. Florida, Tallahassee Division.

July 11, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bruce J. Ennis, New York Civil Liberties Union, New York City, Paul R. Friedman, Mental Health Law Project, Washington, D. C., Morton Birnbaum, Brooklyn, N. Y., for plaintiff.

Richard A. Hixson, William C. Sherrill, Asst. Attys. Gen., Dept. of Legal Affairs, Civil Division, Tallahassee, Fla., Raymond W. Gearey, Gen. Counsel, Dept. of Offender Rehabilitation, Tallahassee, Fla., Mary E. Clark, Gen. Counsel, Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee, Fla., for defendants.


STAFFORD, District Judge.

On August 11, 1977, the court ruled that plaintiff was the prevailing party and ordered defendants to pay reasonable attorney's fees pursuant to the Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. § 1988. Subsequently, the court ordered the submission of memoranda and set a hearing to resolve certain legal questions concerning the application of the Act to this case. Having carefully reviewed the extensive...


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