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The question is can an attorney defending himself get attorneys fees when he was just dismissed from the case. A Texas attorney only to answer.
He did not win the suit. He was simply dismissed.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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IF he was dismissed from the suit, then he can ask for fees. Fees in a case like that would depend on whether or not the court finds the suit was frivolous or without legal merit and dismissing someone from an action is a good indication that there was no merit to the case against them, so they could seek fees for the time they spent having to defend against the case to get it dismissed.