Abuse of Discretion Attorney Fees.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Joseph S. McGreal v. Village of Orland Park, et al.

Case No.: 18-3342

Officials: KANNE, SYKES, and BRENNAN, Circuit Judges.

Focus: Abuse of Discretion Attorney Fees

The Village of Orland Park fired police officer Joseph McGreal in 2010. McGreal sued, alleging that the Village fired him in retaliation for remarks he made at a community board meeting. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendants, finding that McGreal had advanced only speculation to support his claims. We affirmed and also remarked on the dearth of evidence to support McGreal's allegations.

After we affirmed summary judgment, the district court granted the defendants' motion for attorney fees and directed John P. DeRoseMcGreal's attorneyto pay $66,191.75 to the...

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