In the United States, attorney's fees are not generally recoverable. Following a review of this area of the law in this country and in England, the author traces the development of the federal bad faith exception to the general rule and analyzes its major characteristics. Statutes of Puerto Rico, Illinois, and Georgia are examined and compared to the federal rule. California law is explored and adoption of the federal bad faith exception is urged.
Attorney's Fees and the Federal Bad Faith Exception,
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