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Includes everything you need to petition for or to oppose an attorney's fee award.
• Complete analysis of the case law
• Total information on the kinds of cases in which fees are available
• Comprehensive discussion on who is entitled to and eligible for a fee award
• Complete, practical information on fee petition, procedures on how fees are calculated
• Forms for each step of the fee award process for both petitioner and the party opposing the fee
• References to every federal attorney fee statute
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Table of contents
PART 1: LAW AND PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Attorney Fees in Federal Courts
CHAPTER 2 The Common Fund Exception to the American Rule
CHAPTER 3 The Substantial Benefit Exception to the American Rule
CHAPTER 4 The Bad Faith Exception to the American Rule
CHAPTER 5 Statutory Exceptions to the American Rule
CHAPTER 6 Attorney Fee Agreements
CHAPTER 7 Eligibility Factors Other Than Outcome
CHAPTER 8 Eligibility: The Outcome Factor; "Prevailing Party"
CHAPTER 9 Eligibility Without Final Judgment on the Merits
CHAPTER 10 Standards of Entitlement
CHAPTER 11 Fee Entitlement Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
CHAPTER 12 Multi-Claim Litigation
CHAPTER 13 Attorney Fees for Participation in Ancillary Proceedings
CHAPTER 14 State Law and State Courts
CHAPTER 15 Methods of Fee Calculation
CHAPTER 16 Computing the Lodestar Fee
CHAPTER 17 Apportionment of Attorney Fees
CHAPTER 18 Procedure for Obtaining a Fee
PART 2 PRACTICE GUIDE
CHAPTER 19 Step 1: Beginning of the Case
CHAPTER 20 Step 2: Interim Fees
CHAPTER 21 Step 3: Settlement
CHAPTER 22 Step 4: Trial and Judgment
CHAPTER 23 Step 5: Fee Motion; Initial Motion Requesting Fee Award
CHAPTER 24 Step 6: Fee Motion; Supporting Documentation--Evidentiary
Materials and Memoranda of Law
CHAPTER 25 Step 7: Discovery
CHAPTER 26 Step 8: Hearing on the Fee Motion
CHAPTER 27 Step 9: Appeal
CHAPTER 28 Step 10: Collecting the Fee
PART 3: STATUTES AND RULES
CHAPTER 29 Economic Regulation-- Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 30 Securities--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 31 Consumer Protection--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 32 Consumer Safety--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 33 Environmental Protection --Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 34 Civil Rights--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 35 Employment--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 36 Labor Organizations--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 37 Sunshine and Privacy--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 38 Abuse of Process--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 39 Federal Liability for Fees--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 40 Intellectual Property--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 41 Debtors' Estates-- Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 42 Attorney Fee Statutes With Supervisory and Monetary
CHAPTER 43 Common Fund/Substantial Benefit--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 44 Indemnification-- Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 45 Federal Agency Participation--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 46 Florida--Attorney Fee Schedule
CHAPTER 47 New York--Attorney Fee Statutes
CHAPTER 48 California--Selected Attorney Fee Statutes