790 F2d 1120 Jones v. Board of Governors of University of North Carolina Ek Uncc
790 F.2d 1120
32 Ed. Law Rep. 443
Nancy JONES, Appellee,
The BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
and its constituent institution; The University of North
Carolina at Charlotte; E.K. Fretwell, Jr., Chancellor of
UNCC; James H. Werntz, UNCC Vice-Chancellor for Academic
Affairs, and Louise Schlachter, Dean of UNCC School of
Nursing, Appellants. (Two Cases)
Nos. 84-1712(L), 85-2001.
United States Court of Appeals,
Argued April 10, 1986.
Decided May 19, 1986.
Thomas J. Ziko, Asst. Atty. Gen. (Lacy H. Thornburg, Atty. Gen., Raleigh, N.C., on brief), for appellants.
Jonathan Wallas (John T. Nockleby, Ferguson, Stein, Watt, Wallas & Adkins, P.A., Charlotte, N.C., on brief), for appellee.
Before WIDENER, PHILLIPS and ERVIN, Circuit Judges.
Appellants challenge the district court's award of attorney's fees, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1988 (1982), at a rate of $100 per hour to John T. Nockleby, Esquire. The amount of attorney's fees awarded under Sec. 1988 is within the discretion of the district court. See Webb v. Board of Education of Dyer County, --- U.S. ----, 105 S.Ct. 1923, 1928, 85 L.Ed.2d 233 (1985) (citing Hensley v. Eckerhart, 461 U.S. 424, 432, 103 S.Ct. 1933, 1938, 76 L.Ed.2d 40 (1983)). Upon consideration of the record, briefs, and oral argument, we conclude that the district court did not abuse its discretion and, accordingly, we affirm.