Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mitchell A. Karlan (Mark E. Bini and Michelle Craven, on the brief), Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, New York, NY, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.
Thomas J. O'Connor, Napierski, Vandenburgh & Napierski, LLP, Albany, NY, for Defendants-Appellees.
Before: JACOBS, Chief Judge, WALKER, Circuit Judge, O'CONNOR, Associate Justice Retired.
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
JOHN M. WALKER, JR., Circuit Judge:
In this appeal from the district court's disposition of their motion for an award of attorney's fees, plaintiffs-appellants ("plaintiffs"), who prevailed in a suit brought under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("VRA"), seek a recalculation of the amount that they may recoup. The fee-historically known as the "lodestar" — to which their attorneys are presumptively...
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