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From the judge’s ruling in which he awarded attorney fees under the Michigan Civil Rights Act:
Sometimes, I think, but for Mr. Skahn’s dogged pursuit of this case, it would have went away a long time ago and Plaintiffs would have went uncompensated for what a jury has determined they are entitled to relief.
As such, there was a great deal of skill, time and labor involved. …
…This is one of the largest cases, if not the largest case, that I am aware of in this Circuit. It is certainly is the largest case that I have ever been involved in either as a Circuit or District Court Judge.
…I have been impressed throughout this trial…by the professional conduct by Mr. Skahn….
The efforts over and again by plaintiffs’ counsel and again, what I said before, I think summarizes everything. But for the bulldogged efforts of Mr. Skahn, this case would never have gone to trial and his client would have been uncompensated. As such, I think that is a substantiating factor to award fees, costs, under Elliott-Larsen [civil rights act].
Excerpts of hearing on Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs, held July 9, 2001, in the Ionia County Circuit Court.

Excerpts of hearing on Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs, held July 9, 2001, in the Ionia County Circuit Court. From the judge’s ruling in which he awarded attorney fees under the Michigan Civil Rights Act: 

Sometimes, I think, but for Mr. Skahn’s dogged pursuit of this case, it would have went away a long time ago and Plaintiffs would have went uncompensated for what a jury has determined they are entitled to relief. 

As such, there was a great deal of skill, time and labor involved. …

…This is one of the largest cases, if not the largest case, that I am aware of in this Circuit. It is certainly is the largest case that I have ever been involved in either as a Circuit or District Court Judge. 

…I have been impressed throughout this trial…by the professional conduct by Mr. Skahn….

....The efforts over and again by plaintiffs’ counsel and again, what I said before, I think summarizes everything. But for the bulldogged efforts of Mr. Skahn, this case would never have gone to trial and his client would have been uncompensated. As such, I think that is a substantiating factor to award fees, costs, under Elliott-Larsen [civil rights act].