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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Jefferson
Evans v. Jeff D.
Citation:475 U.S. 717 (1986)
Jeff D. (Respondent), a class of emotionally and handicapped children, brought a class action lawsuit against Evans (Petitioner), who represented the State of Idaho, seeking injunctive relief that would improve the treatment of institutionalized class members. The parties reached a settlement agreement that waived attorneys’ fees. Respondents then filed a motion in the district court requesting fees anyway, but the court denied the motion.
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