Northwest Telecommunications, Inc., a Washingtoncorporation, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Robert H. Tate & Associates, Inc. an Oregon Corporation Fkacall Us, Inc.; Robert H. Tate, Defendants-appellees, 119 F.3d 6 (9th Cir. 1997)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 119 F.3d 6 (9th Cir. 1997) Argued July 9, 1997. Submitted July 9, 1997. Decided July 18, 1997

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, No. CV-91-01001-REJ; Robert E. Jones, District Judge, Presiding.

Before: GOODWIN, REINHARDT and RYMER, Circuit Judges.


Pursuant to the judgment of this Court on May 12, 1955, the district court awarded attorney fees to Robert H. Tate and Associates on July 9, 1996. Northwest Telecommunications, Inc., appealed the award on the ground that the application for the fee was untimely under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54. Because the award was not made pursuant to a judgment of the district court, but was made following a status conference after a mandate had been received from this Court, the time frame provided in Rule 54 had no application. There was no substantive reason not to award the fee as required by the mandate of the Court of Appeals. Accordingly, the appeal is without merit. Because the delay in concluding this litigation can be charged to both parties, neither party shall recover costs or attorney fees on this appeal.



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