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A person was taking another to court to recoup monies that the latter owed him for services rendered. The latter was not legal in this country at the time. At any rate, the illegal refused to pay. Now the illegal is going to court and is also suing for attorney's fees. Can he sue for legal fees in the state of Georgia?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Georgia

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

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To my knowledge, a letter was written to the illegal but it has not gone to court date is set for this wed

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I will wait for you to review

So, if I can clarify: you're wondering whether a legal citizen is allowed to bring a lawsuit into court. Is that right?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no, I can't afford the money
I live on disability. I
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I was just helping a friend

I understand. Those requests are sent automatically by the system. Are you wondering whether a legal citizen is allowed to bring a lawsuit into court. Is that right?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no/
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the illegal man owes my friend for services rendered
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
he doesn't want to pay
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
he is now asking that my friend pay for his attorney's fee for court this wed.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
someone told my friend that in GA you cannot sue for attorney's fees
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
is this correct?

I see what you mean. Thank you for clarifying. The answer to your question is yes; a party Under GA law at § 9-15-14 of the civil practice code can request attorneys fees if they are successful in their action in court, whether they're the defendant or the plaintiff.

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So, let me clarify, I mean your answer is no, what you've been told is incorrect. Parties can sue for attorney's fees. How else can I help you today?

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