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Attorneys’ Fees

Supreme Court of Georgia Examines Applicability of Offer of Settlement Statute in Negligence Case

Under the “American Rule” for attorneys’ fees, each party is responsible for paying for his or her own legal fees, irrespective of which party is ultimately victorious. However, certain federal and state laws do permit the shifting of attorneys’ fees in certain circumstances. Many of these statutes are designed to incentivize those with clearly meritorious…

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