Supreme Court Weighs Attys' Fees In Civil Rights Cases

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with the question of how courts should award attorneys' fees to civil rights defendants based on the dismissal of a frivolous claim when the plaintiff has asserted other interrelated, nonfrivolous claims.

The high court heard oral arguments in a fee award dispute under Section 1988 of the Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act of 1976 in a case brought by a former candidate for police chief in the town of Vinton, La., who alleged an extortion plot by the...
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