a) Contents of Motions
Any motion for an award of attorney’s fees shall be filed and served no later than fourteen (14) days after entry of judgment pursuant to FRCP 54. L. Rule 7016(b) applies. Counsel for the parties shall confer for the purpose of resolving all disputed issues relating to attorney’s fees prior to making application. The application shall certify that such a conference has occurred. If no agreement is reached, the applicant shall certify the specific reason(s) why the matter could not be resolved by agreement. The motion shall include a supporting document organized chronologically and by activity or project, listing attorney name, date, and hours expended on the particular activity or project. The application shall also set forth the method by which the amount of fees was computed, with sufficient citation of authority to permit the Court the opportunity to determine whether such computation is correct. The request shall include reference to the statutory authorization or other authority for the request. Detailed time sheets for each attorney for whom fees are claimed may be required to be submitted upon further order of the Court. Nothing in this Rule prohibits the parties from requesting an award and presenting evidence related to the request at the time of the trial.
Objections to any motion for attorney’s fees shall be filed on or before ten (10) days after the date of service of the motion. If there is no timely objection, the Court may grant the motion as unopposed.
The motion shall be resolved without further hearing, unless an evidentiary hearing is requested, reasons therefor presented, and good cause shown.
Motions for award of attorney’s fees filed beyond the fourteen (14) day period may be deemed untimely and a waiver of entitlement to fees.