Domegan V. Ponte


cert. granted and judgment vacated 507 U.S. 956, 113 S.Ct. 1378, 122 L.Ed.2d 754 (1993). Prevailing party status is appropriate where claimant established a significant procedural due process deprivation and obtained an enforceable nominal damage award. Court applies de novo, rather than abuse of discretion, review to the district court's prevailing party determination. Court applied abuse of discretion review to the size of award.