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Can I collect my attorney fees if I win a civil lawsuit?

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can I collect my attorney fees if I win a civil lawsuit?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: wisconsin
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no not yet
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: this involves a freedom of speech lawsuit
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

The default rule in the U.S. Courts is that each party bears the cost of their own attorney's fees. There is an exception when there's a statute or contract that authorizes attorneys' fees. A free speech lawsuit brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is eligible for an attorneys' fee award.

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Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Do you have any questions about this?