U.S. v. Gavilan Joint Community College Dist. United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1988) 849 F.2d 1246

Michael John Tonsing

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 1988

Practice Area:Litigation

Outcome:Reversed and remanded as client won attorney's fee reimbursement

Description:Gavila College was sued by the US Veterans Administration (VA) for alleged overpayments. Client won on a motion for summary judgment where it was upheld that the Government had waited too long to sue. Case involved exposure of between 2,000,000 and 4,000,000 dollars. After winning, the college district was denied reimbursement for its attorneys' fees and it appealed. Denial of fees was reversed by the Ninth Circuit.