42 U.S.C. § 1988-The United States Supreme Court has held that an award of attorney's fees under 42 U.S.C. § 1988 is not required to be proportionate to the damages awarded a Civil Rights plaintiff, thus allowing a fee award seven times the amount of compensatory and punitive damages.
City of Riverside v. Rivera, 106 S. Ct. 2686 (1986)
Karen M. Sirianni,
Civil Rights - Attorney's Fee Award,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol26/iss1/10