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STATE OF OHIO, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Bureau of Services of Visually Impaired, Business Enterprise Program,
Petitioner-Appellee,
v.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, et al.,
Respondents,

JAMES CYRUS,
Intervenor-Appellant.
   No. 19-3397
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio at Columbus.
No. 2:17-cv-00873—Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., District Judge.
Argued: February 6, 2020
Decided and Filed: January 25, 2021
Before: BATCHELDER, STRANCH, and NALBANDIAN, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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NALBANDIAN, Circuit Judge. To participate in a program that provided opportunities to blind vendors under federal and state law, James Cyrus signed a contract with a state agency establishing vending facilities. As a condition of participating in the program, he agreed to pay commissions to state and county facilities in Ohio. But everything changed after the Ohio Attorney General issued a formal opinion finding the commissions paid to state facilities illegal. Cyrus stopped making those payments and sought damages from a state agency for about a half-million dollars in commissions he had paid both to a state facility and to county facilities. The state agency rejected his arguments. But a federal arbitration panel agreed with Cyrus and awarded him damages, attorneys’ fees, and prospective relief.

The State sought review of the arbitration order by suing in federal court. And the district court mainly ruled in the State’s favor. Cyrus now appeals. He urges us to overturn the district court’s decision and reinstate his damages awards and prospective relief. Because we believe that the district court got it right except as to prospective relief for the commissions charged by counties, we AFFIRM in part and REVERSE in part.



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CHRISTINA REMBERT, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated,
Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
A PLUS HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY LLC; ELLIOTT OSUNDE; OLUROTIMI BANJOKO; OSAGHAMUDIA OSAZEMWINDE, OMOEFE EFETEVBIA,
Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 20-3454
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio at Columbus.
No. 2:17-cv-00287—James L. Graham, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: January 25, 2021
Before: SILER, GIBBONS, and KETHLEDGE, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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KETHLEDGE, Circuit Judge. Christina Rembert appeals an award of attorney’s fees in her Fair Labor Standards Act suit against A Plus Home Health Care Agency. Although the derelictions of defense counsel significantly prolonged this litigation, the district court reduced the fee request of plaintiff’s counsel by nearly two-thirds. We reverse.