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Can a landlord ever claim court fee costs from a difficult tenant associated with judicial proceedings related to seeking eviction orders?

Suppose Theodore the statutory periodic assured tenant is served with a Notice under s.21, Housing Act 1988 by Larry his landlord and then stays until Larry applies to a court for a possession order ...
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Has there been a study on whether removing filibuster of judicial nominations reduced litigation costs?

According to this answer one of the issues contributing to the high cost of litigation in the US is the lack of access to judges even if the total litigation cost to all parties and the system itself ...
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How much would Novak Djokovic’s legal fees be?

Novak Djokovic just lost his appeal against his visa being cancelled in the Australian Federal Court and was ordered to pay all costs. There was 1 court session and a judgement later same day. What ...
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Is the cost of recovering a suicidal person's body deducted from their estate?

If a person committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in a remote rural area in New Mexico and it cost the authorities a lot of money to recover their dead body would those costs be deducted from ...
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Why does the U.S. have much higher litigation cost than other countries?

According to the institute for legal reform (https://instituteforlegalreform.com/wp-content/uploads/media/ILR_NERA_Study_International_Liability_Costs-update.pdf), liability/GDP ratio is 1.66% which ...
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Rent additional costs matter in Germany [closed]

I've rented a furnished apartment from the beginning of 2019 until last month in Baden-Württemberg, Germany The rental contract stated that service charges/additional costs are paid as a monthly flat ...
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Costs of forced quarantine

In the US or the EU, who has to pay for a period of forced quarantine? The question pops up due to the recent coronavirus epidemic, but I see that for previous epidemics (Ebola, SARS, MERS) ...
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When we are calculating the cost for implementing a new web application, should we have separate cost for providing the source code to the client [closed]

I am working on a new asp.net core MVC web application as an out sourced senior software developer/architecture. now i did many requirements gathering sessions with the client, and i came our with a ...
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Do courts award legal costs to successful pro se litigants?

Say someone represents himself in court and wins. There were no lawyers hired but the win costed him days of legal research (instead of working in his normal profession, paid per hour of factual work),...
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What are some remedies for a poor person if a petty rich guy buries him with frivolous lawsuits?

A poor, jobless person made a careless remark about a rich and petty person. The rich person gets to know about it and sues the poor person for defamation. Does the poor person need to hire a lawyer ...
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Why would a corporation waive its legal costs in a lawsuit against a poorer litigant?

Referring to Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi (Rev 3) [2015] UKSC 67, this website alleges (The judgment itself doesn't reveal this): Moloney did however allow the decision to be ...
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Is award of attorney fees and legal costs in U.S. deterministic?

There's a large space I will call "medium claims" in which lawyers are required for a plaintiff to seek judicial remedies, but the cost of litigation vs. the potential recovery leaves too much ...
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Cost of preparing pleadings: Disbursement vs Fees

Source: Ontario Small Claims Court - A Practical Guide (2011). pp. 258-259. §14.15 "Reasonable disbursements" are to include the following, unless the court orders otherwise: p. 258 Bottom ...
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If costs are always awarded to the party who offers settlement, then how'd the offering party've failed to specify costs?

Source: Ontario Small Claims Court - A Practical Guide (2011). p. 221 Bottom. §11.16 Of course, the Rules Committee had various options open to it in the event the offer to settle failed to ...
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Can different rates be charged for the same individual performing multiple labor categories?

I am performing work on a T&M basis for a municipal corporation (i.e. counties, cities, towns, port districts, water-sewer districts, school districts, metropolitan park districts, or such other ...
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What is the minimum amount I can sue for breach of contract?

I am studying contract law for myself. I am worried that even if I can legally write a contract and negotiate with somebody to sign it, It will be more expensive to sue for breach of contract than ...
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What are instances when one party may have to pay the legal fees of another before the case is decided?

In divorce cases, it's possible that one party (usually the husband), will be ordered to pay the legal fees of the other party, even before the case goes to trial. My understanding is that sometimes ...
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Does out-of-state tuition violate the US Constitution?

Many colleges and universities charge more to students from out of state. Doesn't this violate the US Constitution, particularly the full faith and credit clause? Has this ever gone to the supreme ...
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Can I claim for time spent preparing for a court case?

I was involved in a car crash almost 2 years ago. I had to go to court and give evidence as to what happened and the other driver was found guilty. My insurance company is now having to start legal ...
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Holding or selling a laptop due to unpaid repairs

In the UK are the any laws which stipulate what can be done when a repair is carried out on an item but not paid for? I have been told that you can hold on to the item until payment is received but ...
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Where can I find information on how low-income appellants funded their cases?

Assume that: the appellant has little or no income and money. the case's legal fees have already been significant; the appellant has already undergone a trial, and likely the County Court and EWHC. ...
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