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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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Are lawyers allowed to keep charging money after termination?

I was wondering if attorneys are allowed to keep charging money even after termination. The situation is this: a lawyer has been terminated. A new lawyer has been retained and he/she has filed notice ...
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Charging for time spent before an agreement was signed

This is from the consumer perspective, but I am also interested in hearing the lawyer perspective. You meet with a lawyer about a probate vs. trust matter for a truly small estate (though I suppose ...
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Can my Ex contact my attorney at will?

My Ex has contacted my attorney about trivial matters. My attorney bills me for these contacts. Is there a way to avoid these charges? For example, can I forbid my Ex from contacting my attorney ...
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Accrued interest in the award of legal fees

If a party to a lawsuit is awarded legal fees, and their legal expenses were incurred over the course of several years of litigation, can the amount include interest on the expenses from the time they ...
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Under which circumstances does “loser pays” apply in the United States?

In the U.S., unlike e.g. Britain, both sides usually pay their own legal fees; seldom does the loser pay the winner's legal fees. However, there are some exceptions. One that I know of is that if ...
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Is there, in any jurisdiction, an hybrid between the “loser pays” rule and the “american rule”?

Spawned from this question: is there any jurisdiction which implements an hybrid between the "loser pays" and the "american rules", concerning who pays the legal fees? I understand it would be very ...
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Impact of loser pays vs American rule

The rationale for the American rule, as I understand it, is that you should be able to file a lawsuit that you think has merit without having to worry that you might lose and be on the hook for the ...