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Friday, December 14, 2007

$450k in fees awarded in excessive-force case

U.S. District Court judge Richard Kyle has awarded $443,707 in legal fees and $15,141 in costs to the lawyers who successfully represented a plaintiff in his excessive-force action against the city of Golden Valley. The plaintiff in the underlying case, Alijuan Hixon, last September was awarded $328,000 in compensatory damages and $450,000 in punitive damages for the treatment he received by Golden Valley police when they were effecting an arrest.

The plaintiff was represented by the Minneapolis law firm of Parker Rosen.

To see the full-text of Kyle's Dec. 13 decision awarding the fee, click here.

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