U.S. Court of Federal Claims Opinions
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Vaccine Act; Appeal of Attorneys’ Fees, “Fees on Fees”; Wagner v. Shinseki, 640 F.3d 1255 (Fed. Cir. 2011); “Lodestar” Method; Nonprecedential Order. Signed by Judge Hodges.
Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine; epilepsy; neurological disorder; West Syndrome; Infantile Spasms. Signed by Special Master Lord.
Prevnar; Autism; Acute and Static Encephalopathy; Acute Disseminate Encephalomyelitis; ADEM; Altered Mental Status; Pervasive Developmental Delay; Actual Causation; Expert Qualifications; Incorrect Diagnosis as a Basis for Expert Opinion; Molecular mimicry. Signed by Special Master Vowell.
Entitlement denied; Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI); Dravet Syndrome; SCN1A Gene Mutation; Significant Aggravation. Signed by Special Master Golkiewicz.
Entitlement denied; Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI); Dravet Syndrome; SCN1A Gene
Mutation; Significant Aggravation. Signed by Special Master Golkiewicz.
Attorneys' fees and costs; reasonable hourly rate; forum rate; local rate; Laffey Matrix; Davis exception; reasonable hours expended; adequacy of evidence; costs for experts; reimbursement for attorney travel; legal research; conferring with outside attorneys; medical research; conferring with client; conferring with doctors. Signed by Special Master Lord.
Attorneys' fees and costs; award in the amount to which respondent does not object; Federal Circuit appeal. Signed by Special Master Moran.
Decision on the Record; Dismissal of Claim for nsufficient Proof; Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (“MMR”) Vaccine; Encephalopathy.. Signed by Special Master Campbell-Smith.
Autism; Motion for Relief from Judgment; Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by Special Master Campbell-Smith.
Vaccine case; Petition for review; Hepatitis-B vaccination; Standard of review; Hypothyroidism; Althen; Failure to establish causation; Failure to establish proximate temporal relationship between vaccine and autoimmune thyroid disease; Motion for reconsideration under RCFC 59; Failure to show that prior findings were wrong, let alone manifestly unjust; Motions for review and for reconsideration denied.. Signed by Judge Allegra.
attorneys’ fees and costs, reasonable number of hours for appellate litigation, fees for fees. Signed by Special Master Moran.
Fact Ruling; Sufficiency of Evidence; Receipt of Vaccination.. Signed by Special Master Zane.
Entitlement;Table injury; encephalopathy; infantile spasms; diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine; haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine; inactivated poliovirus (IPV) vaccine; Prevnar (pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate) vaccine; rotavirus vaccine. Signed by Special Master Lord.
Autism; Motion for Relief from Judgment; Vaccine Rule 36; Rule 60(b)(1) and (b)(6). Signed by Special Master Campbell-Smith.
Autism; Dismissal of Claim as Untimely; Doctrine of Equitable Tolling Not Applicable on these Facts. Signed by Special Master Campbell-Smith.
Damages, death case.. Signed by Special Master Moran.
Entitlement; Guillain-Barré Syndrome; molecular mimicry; tetanus-diphtheria vaccine. Signed by Special Master Lord.
Award of attorneys' fees and costs on an interim basis, amount not disputed. Signed by Special Master Moran.
attorneys' fees and costs, reasonable number of hours for appellate litigation, decision after remand. Signed by Special Master Moran.
Review of special master’s decision regarding an award of attorneys’ fees and costs in a vaccine case; reasonable basis for appeal of decision on entitlement; 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-15(e); reductions in allowable attorneys’ hours; viability of alternative holding regarding attorneys’ fees on appeal; costs for the appeal. Signed by Judge Lettow.