LR 54.1.2: Attorneys’ Fees

(a) A motion for attorneys' fees and related non-taxable expenses pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 54(d)(2) must be filed no later than 28 days after entry of judgment.

(b) A motion for an award of attorneys' fees shall be supported by a memorandum brief as to the authority of the Court to make such an award, and as to why the movant should be considered the "prevailing party," if such is required for the award. The motion shall also be supported by an affidavit of counsel setting out in detail the number of hours spent on each aspect of the case, the rate customarily charged by counsel for such work, the prevailing rate charged in the community for similar services, and any other factors which the Court should consider in making the award. Within 14 days after filing of the motion, the party or parties against whom the award is requested shall respond with any objections thereto and accompanying memorandum setting forth why the award is excessive, unwarranted, or unjust.

COMMENT: Where a request for reconsideration under Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(e) has been filed, the time limit shall begin to run upon the denial of the motion. See Miltimore Sales, Inc. v. International Rectifier, 412 F.3d 685 (6th Cir. 2005).

June 1, 2007