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COLLINS v. STOLZENBERG

July 15, 1997

NANCY COLLINS, Plaintiff,
v.
EDWARD STOLZENBERG, individually and as Commissioner of Hospitals for the County of Westchester, STEPHEN MARCHWINSKI, individually, ANSLEY BACON, individually, NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE and the COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, Defendants.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: RAKOFF

 JED S. RAKOFF, U.S.D.J. On January 9, 1997, a jury found defendants Edward Stolzenberg, Stephen Marchwinski, and Ansley Bacon individually liable on plaintiff's claim, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, that they unlawfully terminated her employment in retaliation for her exercising her right of free speech to expose allegedly hazardous health and safety conditions at her workplace. The jury awarded plaintiff $ 45,000 in compensatory damages, and the Court thereupon entered judgment. Plaintiff has now applied for costs and attorney's fees under 42 U.S.C. § 1988. Specifically, plaintiff requests $ 60,634.62, based on the following calculations for work performed by her attorneys, Jonathan Lovett, Esq., and Craig Dickinson, Esq., and for expenses incurred: Per Hour Charge Hours Spent TOTAL Lovett $ 300 135.3 $ 40,590.00 Dickinson $ 150 113.8 $ 17,070.00 Expenses $ 2,974.62 GRAND TOTAL $ 60,634.62

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