No. 06-15021.

534 F.3d 1106 (2008)

Mario R. MORENO, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CITY OF SACRAMENTO; Max Fernandez; Joshua Pino; John Vanella, Defendants-Appellees, and Voluntary Dispute Resolution Neutral, Defendant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Submission Deferred December 5, 2007.

Submitted July 28, 2008.

Filed July 28, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Andrea M. Miller, Nageley, Meredith & Miller, Inc., Sacramento, CA, for the appellant.

Thomas A. Cregger, Randolph Cregger & Chalfant LLP, Sacramento, CA, for the appellees.

Before: ALEX KOZINSKI, Chief Judge, ROBERT E. COWEN and HAWKINS, Circuit Judges.

KOZINSKI, Chief Judge:

We consider various issues pertaining to the district court's award of attorneys' fees under 42 U.S.C. § 1988.


Moreno sued the City of Sacramento and several other defendants, alleging that they violated his civil rights by seizing and destroying his property without due process. After lengthy pre-trial proceedings and a previous appeal, a jury awarded Moreno $717,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Moreno...

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