Name of Assigned Judge Sitting Judge if Other or Magistrate Judge Ronald A. Guzman than Assigned Judge
For the reasons stated below, the defendant's motion for costs [206-1] is granted in part. The defendant is awarded costs in the amount of $3,182.20.
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On August 20, 2012, this Court entered summary judgment in favor of the defendant, who now seeks to recover costs in the amount of $6,112.77. For the reasons stated below, the motion for costs is granted in part. The defendant is awarded costs in the amount of $3,182.20.
"Unless a federal statute, these rules, or a court order provides otherwise, costs . . . should be allowed to the prevailing party." Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d)(1). Rule 54(d) creates a presumption that the prevailing party will be awarded costs, which the losing party can overcome only by making "an affirmative showing that [the] costs are not appropriate." Beamon v. Marshall & Ilsley Trust Co., 411 F.3d 854, 864 (7th Cir. 2005). Because the defendant prevailed, she is entitled to costs under Rule 54(d)(1). Recoverable under Rule 54(d)(1) are:
(1) Fees of the clerk and marshal;
(2) Fees for printed or electronically recorded transcripts necessarily obtained for use in the case;
(3) Fees and disbursements for printing and witnesses;
(4) Fees for exemplification and the costs of making copies of any materials where the copies are necessarily obtained for use in the case;
(5) Docket fees under section 1923 of this title;
(6) Compensation of court appointed experts, compensation of interpreters, and salaries, fees, expenses, and costs of special interpretation ...