EAJA Awards

Agency Agency subcomponent Name Award date Award amount Awardees Claims description Finding basis Actions
U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau (CEN) New York Immigration Coalition, et al. v. U.S. Dept of Commerce, et al.
$ 2,550,000
New York Immigration Coalition; Casa de Maryland; American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; ADC Research Institute; Make The Road New York Reinstatement of decennial census question not in accordance with law Settlement Agreement for attorneys fees at significant discount from original fee claims with costs paid by Department of Justice Show
U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau (CEN) Robyn Kravitz, et al. v. U.S. Dept of Commerce, et al.
$ 2,200,000
Diana Alexander; Lauren Rachel Berman; Sarah Bryan; Alejandro Chavez; Virginia Garcia; Michael Kagan; Robyn Kravitz; Michael Kravitz; Yamile Labori; Lazara Yoelvis Magadan; Richard McCune; Jose Moreno; Catherine Nwosu; Nnabugwu Nwosu; Linda Rivas; T. Carter Ross; Martha Sanchez; Sonia Casarez Shafer; Joanne Wilson Reinstatement of decennial census question not in accordance with law Settlement Agreement for attorneys fees at significant discount from original fee claims with costs paid by Department of Justice Show
U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Census Bureau (CEN) City of San Jose and Black Alliance for Just Immigration v. U.S. Dept of Commerce, et al.
$ 1,400,000
City of San Jose; Black Alliance for Just Immigration Reinstatement of decennial census question not in accordance with law Settlement Agreement for attorneys fees at significant discount from original fee claims with costs paid by Department of Justice Show
U.S. Department of Commerce Census Bureau (CEN) La Union Del Pueblo Entero, et al. v. Wilbur L. Ross, et al.
$ 1,318,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero; Texas Senat Hispanic Caucus; Texas House of Representatives Mexican American Legislative Caucus; Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; California Latino Legislative Caucus; Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights; Delores Huerta Foundation; Mi Familia Vota Education Fund; somos Un Pueblo Unido; Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials; Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; Promise Arizona; El Pueblo, Inc.; Maryland Legislative Latino Caucus; Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago; Asian Services in Action, Inc.; Minkwon Center for Community Action Inc.; Chelsea Colaborative; Chicanos Por La Causa; Latino Community Fund of Washington; Arizona Legislative Caucus; California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus; California Legislative Black Caucus; OCA-Greater Houston; Friendly House; Four Directions, Inc.; Juanita Valdez-Cox; Gene Wu; Mia Gregerson; Cindy Ryu; Sharon Tomiko Santos; Raj Mukherji; Oliver Semans, Sr. Reinstatement of decennial census question not in accordance with law Settlement Agreement for attorneys fees at significant discount from original fee claims with costs paid by Department of Justice Show
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Null Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
$ 992,324
National Veterans Legal Service Program Class action for Veterans benefits Settlement Agreement Show
U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Census Bureau (CEN) State of California, et al. v. U.S. Dept of Commerce, et al.
$ 900,000
State of California; Los Angeles Unified School District; City of Oakland Reinstatement of decennial census question not in accordance with law Settlement Agreement for attorneys fees at significant discount from original fee claims with costs paid by Department of Justice Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) J.L., et al. v. Cuccinelli, et al.
$ 860,871
REDACTED Challenge to the denial of SIJ to applicants who were over 18 but for whom family court appointed guardians. EAJA claim was settled. Show
Other Agency Federal Trade Commission (FTC) LabMD, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission
$ 843,174
LabMD, Inc. Petition for review of final FTC cease-and-desist order Lack of substantial justification for agency position Show
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dine Citizens Against Ruining the Environment v. Bernhardt
$ 791,710
Kyle Tisdel Plaintiffs alleged violations of the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), 42 U.S. C. §§ 4321 et seq., and its implementing regulations, made reviewable pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), 5 U.S.C. §701 et seq. Plaintiffs filed a motion for preliminary injunction on May 11, 2015. The Tenth Circuit vacated certain oil and gas drilling decisions of the BLM for failure to comply with NEPA. Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ecological Rights Foundation v. FEMA Null
$ 717,400
REDACTED The case is a 2017 lawsuit challenging the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) compliance with Section 7 of the ESA and seeking to set aside the 2016 Biological Evaluation (BE) of the implementation of the NFIP at the national level. The award was based on a DOJ determination. Show
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children, Family and Aging Division (CFAD) Flores EAJA Fees (re July 30 2018 Order)
$ 648,790
Center for HR and Constitutional Law; Univ. of CA Davis School of Law; National Center for Youth Law Recitals are as follows: A. On April 14, 2018, Flores counsel filed a Motion to Enforce the terms of the Flores Settlement Agreement in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (Case No. 2:85-cv-04544). In the Motion, Plaintiffs asserted that that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”) has breached the Flores Agreement by implementing policies and/or practices that fall within three categories, including: (1) placing Class Members in Residential Treatment Centers (“RTCs”), staff-secure facilities, and secure facilities; (2) administering psychotropic drugs to Class Members without first obtaining a court order or the information consent of a person authorized by state law to approve such decisions; and (3) unnecessarily prolonging Class Members’ detention in ORR facilities. B. On July 30, 2018, the District Court entered an Order finding that the Government must: (1) transfer all class members out of Shiloh RTC in Manvel, Texas unless a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist has determined or determines that a particular class member poses a risk of harm to self or others; (2) provide access to drinking water at Shiloh RTC and permit class members there to talk privately on the phone as permitted by house rules and regulations; (3) provide written notice to class members of reasons for placing them in a secure or staff-secure facility or RTC; (4) remove from a secure facility any class member who was placed or whose placement has been maintained there solely because the class member “may be chargeable” (as opposed to “is chargeable”) with an offense, the Class Member reported gang involvement or displayed gang affiliation while in care, and Defendants lack probable cause to believe that the individual committed any other specified offense, and/or the Class Member self-disclosed gang involvement prior to placement in ORR custody that does not give risk to probable cause to believe that the individual has committed a specified off Settlement – Stipulated Dismissal Show
U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Red Wolf Coalition, et al. v. FWS
$ 620,000
Southern Environmental Law Center Plaintiffs filed a complaint in this matter alleging the Service violated the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) and the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) in connection with its management of the nonessential experimental population of red wolves in eastern North Carolina. The Judge granted Plaintiffs' MSJ finding that the FWS violated sections 4, 7 and 9 of the ESA as regarded its Red Wolf Non-Essential Experimental Population 10(j) rule. Show
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Western Watersheds Project v. Ellis (Battlecreek)
$ 578,000
Advocates for the West Lawyer's Trust Plaintiffs alleged Defendants violated the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA"), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act ("FLPMA"), and the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"). Not Provided Show
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) R.F.M, et al v. Nielsen, et al
$ 503,995
REDACTED Class action challenge to adoption of new SIJ Policy resulting in denial of plaintiff's SIJ applications. Court ruled that USCIS adopted a new policy without notice, and that prior to this policy change, the plaintiffs’ SIJ applications would have been granted. Court awrded EAJA fees that were split between two payees. Show
U.S. Department of Energy Null Backcountry Against Dumps v. Perry
$ 400,000
Backcountry Against Dumps, Donna Tisdale Plaintiffs challenged DOE's issuance of a Presidential permit to Energia Sierra Juarez to contruct and operate a transmission line in San Diego County, CA, that would bring wind power from Mexico into the United States. Plaintiffs alleged that DOE's issuance of the permit was carried out in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Null Show