No. 79-1358. Summary Calendar.

616 F.2d 795 (1980)

William KNIGHTON, Plaintiff-Appellee Cross-Appellant, v. John C. WATKINS et al., Defendants-Appellants Cross-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing and Rehearing Denied June 17, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

W. V. Westbrook, III, Asst. Atty. Gen., Jackson, Miss., for plaintiff-appellee cross-appellant.

Ronald R. Welch, Gen. Counsel, Jackson, Miss., for amicus curiae, Miss. Prisoners' Defense Comm.

W. Wayne Drinkwater, Jr., Greenville, Miss., for defendants-appellants cross-appellees.

Before GEE, RUBIN and POLITZ, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied June 17, 1980.

ALVIN B. RUBIN, Circuit Judge:

After entering an order of settlement and dismissal in a section 1983 civil rights claim, the district court awarded attorney's fees to the plaintiff's lawyer under the Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. § 1988. The merits are now composed, and the only issues presented are whether any attorney's fee was warranted, and, if so, whether the fee awarded...


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