Sunday, August 19, 2018

Court Awards Attorneys' Fees In Contraceptive Mandate Case

In Catholic Benefits Association LCA v. Azar, (WD OK, Aug. 15, 2018), an Oklahoma federal district court awarded attorneys' fees that were dramatically lower than requested by plaintiff's counsel.  The case was one of the lengthy challenges to the Obama Administration's contraceptive coverage mandate's applicability to religious non-profit organizations.  Plaintiffs' counsel requested $3.1 million in fees. In a 36-page opinion, the court ultimately awarded $718,607 in fees and expenses.