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Robinson v. Alter Barge Line

October 25, 2007

DAVE ROBINSON, PLAINTIFF,
v.
ALTER BARGE LINE, INC., DEFENDANT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court

MEMORANDUM & ORDER

HERNDON, Chief Judge

I. INTRODUCTION

Before the Court is Defendant's Bill of Costs (Doc. 21), filed subsequent to the Court's March 15, 2007 Order (Doc. 13) granting Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. 9). Defendant seeks reimbursement pursuant to FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 54(d) and 28 U.S.C. § 1920. Plaintiff has objected to the Bill of Costs (Doc. 22) in its entirety, or, in the alternative, to all costs except the related costs for the depositions of Plaintiff and Mary Jekel. Defendant has responded to Plaintiff's objection (Doc. 23). The Court will now address these objections to determine the proper amount of costs, if any, taxable to Plaintiff.

II. ANALYSIS

A. Defendant's Bill of Costs

Defendant moves, pursuant to Rule 54(d) and 28 U.S.C. § 1920, for an award of costs as set forth in the Bill of Costs (Doc. 21). Along with its Bill of Costs, Defendant has attached the relevant invoices in order to verify each cost claimed. The costs are as follows:

(1) Fees of the Clerk $250.00

(2) Fees of court reporter $1,184.60

TOTAL: $1,434.60

The fees of the clerk were incurred upon Defendant's removal of this case from state court. Court reporter fees were incurred for the following:

(1) Deposition of plaintiff Dave Robinson on 2/21/06 $538.95

(2) Deposition of James Harvey on ...


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