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10-114 Fox v. Vice

Civil Rights Attorney fees; frivolous claims When a plaintiff’s suit involves both frivolous and non-frivolous claims, a court may grant reasonable fees to the defendant, but only for costs that the defendant would not have incurred but for the frivolous claims. Congress’s purpose in enacting §1988—to  relieve defendants of the burdens associated with fending off frivolous  litigation—points to ...

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