Because the plaintiff admitted the case was moot, he therefore had no claim for attorney's fees
the Supreme Court held that a claimant need not be a "prevailing party" to be eligible for attorney's fees
The court held, inter alia, that there was no provision expressly prohibiting the inclusion of attorney's fees
and costs as well as reimbursement for other expenses incurred in the course of the plaintiff's suit.
Section 508, governing attorney's fees
and clients' rights and responsibilities respecting fees and costs, has been modified to clarify that interim attorney's fees
may be awarded from one party to the other not only in pre-judgment dissolution proceedings, but also "in any other proceeding under this subsection," meaning, Gray notes, post-judgment proceedings, appeals, and actions under the Parentage Act of 1984.
Without the money provided by attorney's fees
, defending the rights of all Americans would be put in serious jeopardy.
May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to IRS tax documents recently obtained by Public Interest Watch (PIW), between 1997 and 2003, the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), a Santa Barbara, California, based 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental law firm, captured over $1 million dollars in tax-free attorney's fees
from settlement agreements stemming from lawsuits the organization filed on behalf of the public interest (see http://www.
Nonprevailing Defendant's Attorney's Fees
to the Plaintiff
Biehl's argument was based on (1) the presence of a shareholder agreement which required the losing party to pay the attorney's fees
of the prevailing party in any suit due to a breach of the agreement and (2) the fact the lawsuit arose out of the taxpayer's former employment.
In the second situation, the court awarded back pay but did not allocate an amount to attorney's fees
of to interest.
The note also stated that upon default the entire principal balance could be called due and that Nieginski would pay all costs and attorney's fees
What's more, most such statutes provide attorney's fees
to the plaintiff only; the facility only gets attorney's fees
if it can show that the action was brought in bad faith.
It also provides enforcement powers in the Federal Trade Commission and for attorney's fees
and damages for violations.