High Court Won't Hear Army Contractor Atty Fee Case

Law360, New York (December 13, 2010, 7:45 PM EST) -- The nation’s high court on Monday declined to hear a housing contractor’s 12-year-old suit against the U.S. government, refusing to weigh in on whether bad faith misconduct outside court proceedings qualifies as an exception to the long-standing rule that each party pay its own legal fees.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied North Star Alaska Housing Corp.’s writ of certiorari petition, which sought the court’s judgment on whether it could invoke exceptions to the so-called American Rule and recover attorneys' fees against the government related to what...
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