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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16 authorizes an award of attorneys' fees at the trial and appellate levels in family law cases.
Both parties resolved all issues under a consent decree, with the exception of plaintiffs attorneys' fees.
If attorneys' fees do represent income to the plaintiffs, then deducting them may not be easy.
Nonetheless, this kind of cost-shifting of attorneys' fees has been slow to manifest itself in the world of electronic discovery.
It scammed the city for a reported $950,000 in attorneys' fees when it moved to drive the Boy Scouts out of Balboa Park.
Similarly, the payment of attorneys' fees related to taxable awards or settlements must be reported on form 1099-MISC to the injured party.
Rule 68 "costs" include attorneys' fees when the underlying statute
It was not unusual to see minimal damage awards accompanied by an enormous award for attorneys' fees.
In a landmark decision that reinforces the rights of all consumers to bring actions to protect their interests, Judge Lifland of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, on December 14, 1999, became the first federal district court to hold that consumers bringing claims under the Magnuson Moss Act may be awarded attorneys' fees under what is known as the "catalyst theory.
Unless, of course, the attorneys' fees are not being paid by the client, but are being awarded by the court against the losing party, pursuant to a fee-shifting statute.
followed in our courts with respect to attorneys' fees has
Robinson (1984), which held that attorneys' fees were not available to parents prevailing in special education lawsuits, was widely viewed as undercutting the opportunities of parents to dispute school decisions concerning handicapped children.