TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 14, 2016

The state of Kentucky was ordered by a federal judge to pay $1.1 million to lawyers who successfully challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, The National Law Journal reports. Lawyers for the plaintiffs originally requested an enhancement of 75 percent on top of the $1.1 million due to the “difficulty and significance of the case." Judge Charles Simpson III denied the enhancement. "The lodestar calculation already accounts for the attorneys’ skill, experience, labor, and success,” Simpson said. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is currently attempting to unseal information in an effort to determine how much the state will pay attorneys who represented opponents to Tennessee's same-sex marriage law.