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TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD.

Docket No.: 10-1472
Certiorari Granted: 09/27/11
Argued: February 21, 2012
Decided: 05/21/12

Topics:

Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, abuse of discretion, compensation of interpreters, patent

PartyNames: Kouichi Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., dba Marianas Resort and Spa
Petitioner: Kouichi Taniguchi
Respondent: Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., dba Marianas Resort and Spa

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 633 F.3d 1218

Kouichi Taniguchi
v.
Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., dba Marianas Resort and Spa
Background:

Section 1920 of 28 U.S.C. sets out the categories of costs that may be awarded to the prevailing party in a federal lawsuit. One of the listed categories is "compensation of interpreters." Id. § 1920(6).

Question Presented:

Section 1920 of 28 U.S.C. sets out the categories of costs that may be awarded to the prevailing party in a federal lawsuit. One of the listed categories is "compensation of interpreters." Id. § 1920(6). The question presented is whether costs incurred in translating written documents are "compensation of interpreters" for purposes of section 1920(6).

Question:

Are costs incurred in translating documents “compensation of interpreters” under 28 U.S.C. Section § 1920(6)?

TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD.
ORAL ARGUMENT

02/21/12

Listen to Oral Argument in TANIGUCHI v. KAN PACIFIC SAIPAN, LTD.
Holding: VACATED AND REMANDED
Vote: 6-3
Majority: Alito,Chief Justice Roberts,Scalia,Kennedy,Thomas,Kagan
Dissenting: Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor
Opinion By:
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