US v. Certain Real Prop., No. 08-14334
In the government's appeal from an attorney's fee award following the dismissal of the government's civil forfeiture action, the award is reversed where attorney's fees incurred in the defense of a criminal action may not be awarded in a related civil forfeiture action under the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 without regard for the stringent limitations on attorney-fee awards in criminal cases under the Hyde Amendment.
Read US v. Certain Real Prop., No. 08-14334
Filed August 19, 2009
Opinion by Judge Dubina
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