Fox v. Vice

U.S. Supreme Court: Courts may grant reasonable attorney's fees to the defendant in §1983 cases, but only for costs that the defendant would not have incurred but for the frivolous claims

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Holding: When there are both frivolous and non-frivolous claims in a plaintiff’s civil rights suit, a court may grant reasonable attorney’s fees to the defendant, but only for costs that the defendant would not have incurred but for the frivolous claims.

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Civil Rights Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, U.S. Supreme Court | United States

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