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CAUSE NO.

DC-18—00821-A

THE DALLAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN IN THE DISTRICT COURT


PARTY and MISSY SHOREY, Dallas
County Republican Party Chair

Plaintiffs

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vs. STATE OF TEXAS, DALLAS COUNTY

THE DALLAS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC


PARTY and CAROL DONOVAN
County Democratic Party Chair

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14TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

FINAL JUDGMENT INCLUDING AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES

On April 20, 2018, the Intervenors’ and Defendants’ respective Motions to Dismiss were

called for hearing. The Court, upon consideration of the Pleadings, argument of Counsel and

relevant authority, sustained the Intervenors’ and the Defendants’ Pleas to the Jurisdiction, and

granted the respective Motions to Dismiss for the reasons stated therein. On April 23, 2018, the

Court entered an Order reflecting same, and pursuant to TX.R.CIV.P. 91a invited the parties to

file affidavits supporting or opposing the award of Attorneys’ fees. Defendant Dallas County

Democratic Party (hereinafter referred t0 as the “D.C.D.P."‘) and several intervenors- filed

Affidavits supporting such award; The Plaintiffs have again failed to submit affidavit testimony

or any authority which would support the denial of any Slich award. Therefore, based upon the

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relevant statutory and case authority, and the uncontroverted evidence submitted by the

Defendants and Intervenors, the Court enters an award as follows:


1. The Dallas County Democratic Party, pursuant to the mandatory provisions of Rule
91a.7, is entitled to an award of costs and attorney fees. The D.C.D.P. is hereby
awarded the sum of $9,675.00. to reimburse it for the attorneys’ fees expended by
Sarah Duncan, Esq. for her professional services rendered in defense of this matter on
behalf of the D.C.D.P. Furthermore, the D.C.D.P. is hereby awarded the sum of
$32,050.00. to reimburse it for the attomeys’ fees expended by Coyt Randall
Johnston, Esq. and his Firm for his professional services rendered in defense of this
matter on behalf of the D.C.D.P.

2. Intervenor The Hon. Margaret Jones-Johnson, pursuant to the mandatory provisions


of Rule 91a.7, is entitled to an award of costs and attorney fees. Johnson is hereby
awarded the sum of $9,878.17. to reimburse her for the attorneys’ fees expended by
Ugalahi Offoboche Esq. for her professional services rendered in defense of this
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matter on behalf of this Intervenor.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED:


The Plea to the Jurisdiction filed by Defendants and Intervenors herein is hereby

sustained. The Motions of the Defendants and Intervenors t0 Dismiss this matter with prejudice

pursuant to TX.R.CIV.P. 91a is hereby Granted.

Defendant D.C.D.P. is awarded the sum of Forty-one thousand, seven hundred twenty

five dollars ($41,725.00) from Plaintiffs (jointly and severally) as reimbursement for its

attomeys’ fees as expended. Intervenor The Hon. Margaret Jones-Johnson is awarded the sum of

Nine thousand, eight hundred and seventy-eight dollars and seventeen cents ($9,878.17) from

Plaintiffs (jointly and severally) as reimbursement for her attorneys’ fees as expended.

For all amounts awarded herein, let Execution hereby issue. All relief not specifically

granted by and in this Final Judgment is hereby Denied.

It is so ORDERED.

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The Court has received of Brent Rubin, representing Intervenor
for consideration the application for attomeys’ fees
Eric Johnson. Rubin’s Intervention was filed pursuant to the Texas Citizens’ Participation Act, which was not
reached by the Court after the issue ofstanding of the Plaintiff was resolved. Therefore, the Court determines that
an award of attorneys’ fees based on this supponing affidavit is not wananted.
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PRESIDING JUDGE