Perdue v. Kenny A.

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Oct 14, 2009
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
5-4
Author
Alito
Term

Holding: A federal court can award larger-than-usual attorney's fees to a civil rights lawyer who gives an especially strong performance in a particular case, but only in extraordinary circumstances.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on April 21, 2010. Justice Breyer concurred in part and dissented in part, joined by Justices Stevens, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor.

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