prevailing party

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Noun1.prevailing party - the party in a lawsuit who obtains a judgment in their own favor
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
litigant, litigator - (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation; "plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants"
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25 in attorneys' fees as the prevailing party in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Advanced Ground Information Systems Inc.
The prevailing party will be for 5 years obliged (optional 2 more years).
This statute makes lawsuits much more likely, however, by allowing the prevailing party to win attorneys' fees against the losing party.
Prior to this decision, a prevailing party could easily shut down a competitor's business even if the competitor had not acted in bad faith.
Second, the court moved onto the portion of the statute authorizing attorney's fees under section 1983 for the prevailing party in the lawsuit.
In situations where the broker is able to get a written brokerage contract, the term direct and proximate link should be defined as well as provisions providing the forum for any dispute, the jurisdiction and law to apply and whether attorneys' fees are recoverable to the prevailing party.
50 - which includes an $85 prevailing party fee as well as filing and service fees.
As the prevailing party, Gallo sought to recover its e-discovery costs and filed a bill for $111,047.
A client's complete vindication for the successful pursuit or defense of litigation often includes the ability to be made whole, including an award of attorneys' fees as the prevailing party.
265) Section 285 governs the fee shifting provisions of Title 35 and allows the court, in exceptional cases, to award "reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.
In some cases the courts intervene and order a remittitur, which, simply put, is an order by the trial court requiring a prevailing party to submit to a reduction in damages as ordered by the court or, alternatively, have the trial judge order a new trial.
As the prevailing party in the initial case, Google was able to seek recovery of costs.