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REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Measure provides that the prevailing party in all civil law cases shall, as part of the judgment, be awarded reasonable attorney's fees. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The net fiscal impact is unknown because the payment of attorney's fees would result in state and local costs to pay attorney's fees for cases that the state or local governments lose and savings for those cases in which the state or local government is the prevailing party. There would be unknown changes in the number of civil cases, the number of cases settled versus those that are tried, and the types of awards paid. These changes, in turn, may affect state and local government costs related to awards paid and received, and legal expenses incurred as parties to civil suits and the operation of the trials courts.
Norman J. Bedford 6801 W. Dry Creek Road Healdsburg, Ca 95448
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Reasonable Attorney'S Fees. California Initiative 570 (1992).