Attorney's Fee

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Attorney's Fee

A fee a lawyer charges for legal services. Lawyers may work by the hour, for a flat fee, or may even be paid a percentage of the amount one wins in a lawsuit.
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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.

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