City of Bristol v. Skempris
A municipality may be entitled to reasonable attorneys' fees, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §8-12. The plaintiff, the City of Bristol, requested attorneys' fees of $200 per hour. The city's attorney, a full-time city employee, testified that he earns $2,115 gross per week and that he spent approximately 14 days on the subject litigation. The court found that the request for attorneys' fees of $200 per hour was arbitrary, and it awarded the city the equivalent of 14 days of the attorneys' services, or $4,230. The court approved the city's bill of costs, except for $152.