EAJA Awards

Agency Agency subcomponent Name Award date Award amount Awardees Claims description Finding basis Actions
U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) REDACTED v. Moore Null REDACTED Writ of mandamus Null Show
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service David A. Herr and Pamela F. Herr vs United States Forest Service Null
$ 2,539
Mountain States Legal Foundation Wilderness Act & MWA Judgment Show
Other Agency Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Sierra Club v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
$ 136,230
Flint Riverkeeper and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper The fee award arose from the Court's determination that the Commission violated NEPA by failing to calculate and consider the environmental effects of emissions stemming from the end use of the natural gas transported on a FERC-jurisdictional pipeline. The Court found that the Commission's position that NEPA did not require the calculation and consideration of end use emissions was not substantially justified. Show
Other Agency Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) American Rivers v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
$ 90,000
American Rivers and Alabama Rivers Alliance The fee award arose from the Court's decision vacating a hydroelectric license granted by the Commission. The court found: (1) that the Commission violated NEPA by relying upon an environmental assessement instead of a more detailed environmental impact statement; and (2) that the Commission failed to reasonably consider and address multiple indicators of the project's significant impact on the enviornment. The court also found that the Biological Opinion prepared by Fish & Wildlife Service was deficient. Settlement amongst the parties. The parties agreed to a settlement whereby the Commission and the Department of Interior would pay a total of $90,000 for the petitioners' attorneys' fees incurred in the court litigation. There is no court order approving the settlement; rather the parties filed a joint motion to dismiss the motion for attorneys fees, and the court granted that motion on March 8, 2019. Show
Other Agency National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) CPS Security (USA), Inc., v. National Labor Relations Board
$ 15,000
CPS Security (USA), Inc. The alleged unfair labor practice by the Employer, a security services contractor, concerned its maintenance and enforcement of a “voluntary” arbitration agreement that waived employees’ rights to pursue collective or class-litigation in any forum. The Board, relying on On Assignment Staffing Services, 362 NLRB No. 189 (2015), rev'd per curiam, No. 15-60642, 2016 WL 3685206 (5th Cir. June 6, 2016) (holding that an “opt-out” procedure does not cure an otherwise unlawful arbitration policy), found the Employer had violated the National Labor Relations Act. After the Employer filed a petition for review with the Ninth Circuit and the Board filed a cross-application for enforcement of its Order, the Ninth Circuit placed the case in abeyance pending the Supreme Court’s decision in NLRB v. Murphy Oil, USA, Inc. (No. 16-307). On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 137 S.Ct. 1612 (2018), rejecting the Board’s interpretation of the Act. On May 23, 2018, the Board moved to remove this case from abeyance, summarily grant the Employer’s petition for review, and deny the Board’s cross-application for enforcement. settlement agreement Show
Other Agency Social Security Administration (SSA) [Redacted] v Commissioner of Social Security
$ 15,000
[Redacted] Temporary Injuntion regarding Benefits [Redacted] Show
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Protest of Spatial Front, Inc.; Pursuant to Solicitation DTFAWA-12-R-08591
$ 3,143
Spatial Front Inc. Spatial agrued that its reevaluation scores should be higher. Spatial Front’s position was substantially justified, and they prevailed on a significant issue in litigation. Show
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Protest of Spatial Front, Inc.; Pursuant to Solicitation DTFAWA-12-R-08591
$ 12,481
Spatial Front Inc. Spatial agrued that its evaluation scores should be higher, and the Awardee's scores should be lower, and that the Awardee's price was unreasonably high. Spatial Front’s position was substantially justified, and they prevailed on a significant issue in litigation. Show
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Friends of Animals v. BLM (Three Fingers)
$ 56,012
Friends of Animals, Inc. Relates to wild horses and Oregon’s Three Fingers Herd Management Area Court ruled for plaintiff on merits, and the parties settled the plaintiff's fees request. Show
U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Center for Biological Diversity v. FWS
$ 13,393
Ryan Shannon Relates to two separate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted to FWS. The agency response schedule was affected by a government shutdown. Missed statutory deadline Show
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Club, et al. v. Bernhardt
$ 238,000
Earthjustice, Western Environmental Law Center, Environmental Law and Policy Center, and Clean Air Task Force Relates to BLM's reconsideration of the Waste Prevention Rule and a proposed Revision Rule that would rescind certain provisions. Not Provided Show
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 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 Health and Human Services OGC/CFAD I.J. v. Enrique Lucero, et al., Null Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, Inc. Recitals are as follows: A. On March 22, 2019~ Petitioner filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (the "Petition") and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order ("TRO") in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Case No. 2: 19-cv-O 1904). B. On April 17, 2019, the District Court entered an Order finding that the Office of Refugee Resettlement ("ORR") age determination memorandum dated [ Redaction ] is invalid. C. On April 19, 2019, Petitioner was transferred from the custody of DHS/ICE to the custody of ORR at [ Redaction ] D. On May 10, 2019, the ORR issued a memorandum rescinding the [ Redaction ] age determination letter in accordance with the Temporary Restraining Order issued by the Court. E. HHS released the Petitioner to a sponsor in the United States on [ Redaction ] and he is now released from HHS custody F. The Court entered an order on May 30, 2019, dismissing Petitioner's claims against Respondents with prejudice. Settlement – Stipulated Dismisssal Show