Federal law generally permits a plaintiff who successfully pursues a civil rights claim to recover his or her attorneys’ fees. A successful defendant, however, is typically only entitled to recover its attorneys’ fees if the complainant claims are determined to be absurd. In this context, “frivolous” means without legal or factual basis. A claim that… read more
A plaintiff who loses a lawsuit brought under the federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act is not liable for the defendant’s court costs except in the unusual circumstance that the trial court finds the plaintiff sued in bad faith and for purposes of harassment. Normally, a party who loses a lawsuit is liable for the… read more
Mediation can save you time and money and can bring about a quick solution to a legal problem.