Tronic's implications on government attorney's fees
To understand the impact of attorney's fees
on civil liability, it is first necessary to understand the ways in which an attorney receives compensation for representing a plaintiff and whether the plaintiff is reimbursed for those fees.
With its Octane decision, district court judges have gotten more discretion on attorney's fees
in patent cases, Telscher said.
Nevertheless, the plaintiff relied on the case because it discussed proper application of the lodestar method for calculating reasonable and necessary attorneys' fees and stated that "the award of attorney's fees
generally rests in the sound discretion of the trial court.
McKesson sought to recoup attorney's fees
spent during the decades-long pursuit.
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.
A motion seeking attorney's fees
as a sanction shall include a certificate of service, pursuant to rule 9.
Existing law allows any employee to file a civil action to recover unpaid wages or overtime including interest, reasonable attorney's fees
and costs of suit and under the Code of Civil Procedure 382 allows for class-action suits.