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4th Circuit: Civil procedure rule’s ‘costs’ include attorney’s fees (access required)

It’s a well-known principle in U.S. civil law: Each party to a lawsuit is responsible for its own attorney’s fees, unless a statute or contract makes it clear that the other party may be held liable for those fees. The American Rule, as the principle is called, often means defendants get stuck paying steep legal bills, ...

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