A lodestar is a star that is used to find direction, particularly with reference to Polaris. The name is derived from lodestone, part of a compass, which generally points toward a pole star. In a figurative sense, it can mean an example or guiding principle that people want to follow.
Lodestar was a Rapcore band formed in 1996 by rapper Heitham Al-Sayed (Lead Vocalist), John Morgan (Drums) and "Haggis" (Sound Engineer) after they left Senser. They were joined by a fourth member, Jules Hodgson (Guitar). Lodestar were signed to Ultimate Records where they released their album Lodestar in 1996.
A term used in connection with an award of attorneys fees made by the court which is based on time spent on the case and an hourly fee. In some instances the "Lodestar" may be adjusted according to circumstances underlying the services performed.