Why Hire an Appellate Lawyer?
When people think of a legal appeal, the typical scenario that comes to mind is when one party loses in court and they appeal in an attempt to reverse the verdict in their favor. In some cases, that happens, but appeals are not a second bite at the apple, as most people think. The process […]
Wisconsin’s Highest Court Holds that Attorneys’ Fees Are Recoverable in “Exceptional Cases”
As has been previously discussed, the “American rule” governs litigation expenses in the courts of Wisconsin. In contrast with the “English rule” wherein the losing party pays the prevailing party’s costs and fees, under the American rule each party to a lawsuit bears its own attorneys’ fees unless a statute or contract provides otherwise. […]
A New Boost for the Rights of Creditors: Court Rules Third Party Litigation Expenses May Be Recovered as Contract Damages
Unless a statute or contract provides otherwise, a party to a lawsuit is responsible for its own litigation expenses, including attorneys’ fees. This is known as the “American rule.” It contrasts with the “English rule,” under which the losing party pays the prevailing party’s costs and attorneys’ fees. As its name suggests, the American rule […]