Jacobs Silver K Farms, Inc. et al v. Taylor Produce, LLC, et al, No. 4:2013cv00535 - Document 222 (D. Idaho 2017)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER granting 177 Motion for Attorney Fees and the Court will award in a separate Judgment the sum of $213,172.00 in attorney fees and $3,476.35 in costs to plaintiffs and against Defendants, Taylor Produce, LLC and Alan L. Taylor. Signed by Judge B. Lynn Winmill. (caused to be mailed to non Registered Participants at the addresses listed on the Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) by (cjs)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF IDAHO JACOBS SILVER K FARMS, INC., et al., Case No. 4:13-CV-535-BLW Plaintiffs, Consolidated Cases: 4:14-CV-141-BLW 4:14-CV-247-BLW v. TAYLOR PRODUCE, LLC, et al., MEMORANDUM DECISION AND ORDER Defendants. The Court has before it a motion for attorney fees and costs filed by plaintiffs against defendants Taylor Produce and Alan Taylor. No opposition to the motion was filed. Plaintiffs filed this lawsuit because they were not paid by Taylor Produce for potatoes that plaintiffs shipped to Taylor Produce. Plaintiffs eventually prevailed, and this Court entered a Judgment against Taylor Produce for the full amount sought by plaintiffs, about $1.3 million. Plaintiffs now seek $213,172.00 in attorney fees and $3,476.35 in costs. While Taylor filed no opposition to the motion, the Court’s independent review finds the request reasonable and necessary. This matter was litigated for almost three years before plaintiffs prevailed. Numerous depositions were taken and lengthy briefs filed. The time spent, and the hourly rates, all appear reasonable. For these reasons, the Court will grant the motion and enter a separate Judgment as required by Rule 58(a). ORDER Memorandum Decision & Order – Page 1 In accordance with the Memorandum Decision set forth above, NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that the motion for attorney fees and costs (docket no. 177) is GRANTED, and the Court will award in a separate Judgment the sum of $213,172.00 in attorney fees and $3,476.35 in costs to plaintiffs and against Defendants, Taylor Produce, LLC and Alan L. Taylor. DATED: September 22, 2017 _________________________ B. Lynn Winmill Chief Judge United States District Court Memorandum Decision & Order – Page 2