Franklin

Awards of Attorneys' Fees by Federal Courts and Federal Agencies [electronic resource].

Author/Creator:
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Publication:
[S.l] : [publisher not identified], 1989.
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (117 pages) : digital, PDF file
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Subjects:
United States. Laws, etc. (Statutes of the United States).
Civil procedure.
Judge-made law.
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Summary:
Examines the "American rule" which prohibits courts and agencies from requiring losing parties to pay the attorney fees of prevailing parties, and discusses common law and statutory exceptions to the rule, most notably in civil rights cases. Also covers the issue of Federal agencies paying the attorney fees of participants in administrative proceedings, and related Supreme Court cases.
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CRS Report.
Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection (last viewed June 2010). Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Awards of Attorneys' Fees by Federal Courts and Federal Agencies
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Restricted for use by site license.