Justices struggle with attorneys' fees in election case

, The National Law Journal

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With a small town, dirty tricks election as the backdrop, an attorneys' fee fight played out in the Supreme Court on Tuesday with no easily declared winner. In the fortuitously titled, Fox v. Vice, the justices struggled with how and whether to award attorneys' fees to a defendant subjected to a frivolous civil rights claim which was intertwined with other, non-frivolous claims in a federal lawsuit.

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