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Nos. 96-1017, 96-1019.
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
Submitted July 12, 1996.Decided Aug. 8, 1996.
Before FAGG, LAY, and HEANEY, Circuit Judges.
Mark A. Doll appeals the district court's orders denying Doll's requests for attorney's fees and expenses. The parties' briefs thoroughly discuss the merits of the underlying civil forfeiture proceedings, and we need not repeat what they have said to decide whether there was substantial justification for the Government's position. Having considered the record and the parties' briefs, we conclude the Government's position was substantially justified within the meaning of the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d). We thus affirm the district court.