No. 87-1485.

489 U.S. 87 (1989)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 21, 1989

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William W. Rosen argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Charles J. Pisano.

Edmond L. Guidry III argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

The issue before us is whether an attorney's fee allowed under 42 U. S. C. § 1988 is limited to the amount provided in a contingent-fee arrangement entered into by a plaintiff and his counsel.


Petitioner Arthur J. Blanchard brought suit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana alleging violations of his civil rights under 42 U. S. C. § 1983. Blanchard asserted...

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