48 Fair Empl.prac.cas. 1608,49 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 38,655johnnie Gilbert, Horace Walters, Andrew Lockhart, and Billyo'donald, Appellants/cross-appellees, v. the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; the Civil Servicecommission of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas; Walter E."sonny" Simpson, Individually and in His Official Capacityas Chief of Police of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas;and Carlton E. Mcmullin, Individually and in His Officialcapacity As City Manager of the City of Little Rock,arkansas, Appellees/cross-appellants,julius Bryant, Jack Matlock, Mixie Alexander, Jesse Briscoe,grady Anthony, Marcella Wilson, and Larrybazzelle, Intervenors-below, 867 F.2d 1062 (8th Cir. 1989)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit - 867 F.2d 1062 (8th Cir. 1989)

Submitted Dec. 8, 1988. Decided Jan. 27, 1989

Appeals from United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas; Elsijane Trimble Roy, Judge.

Prior report: 8 Cir., 799 F.2d 1210.

Before LAY, Chief Judge, HEANEY,*  McMILLIAN, ARNOLD, JOHN R. GIBSON, FAGG, BOWMAN, WOLLMAN, MAGILL, and BEAM, Circuit Judges, en banc.


The order of the district court1  awarding appellants expert witness fees as expenses under 42 U.S.C. § 1988 at the statutory rate of $30 per day, 28 U.S.C. § 1821, for a total award of $900.00,2  is affirmed by the vote of an equally divided court.

The remaining issues are remanded to the original panel for decision.


The HONORABLE GERALD W. HEANEY assumed senior status on January 1, 1989


The Honorable Elsijane T. Roy, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas


Gilbert v. City of Little Rock, No. LR-C-78-340, slip op. at 9-10 (E.D. Ark. Aug. 7, 1987) (order), citing Crawford Fitting Co. v. J.T. Gibbons, Inc., 482 U.S. 437, 107 S. Ct. 2494, 96 L. Ed. 2d 385 (1987)