Christiansburg Garment Co. v. EEOC
In Christiansburg Garment Co. v. EEOC, 434 U.S. 412 (1978), the U.S. Supreme Court established a very high requirement before a court may award attorneys' fees to a prevailing Title VII defendant. The Court required a finding that the lawsuit was "frivolous, unreasonable, or without foundation, even though not brought in subjective bad faith." Id. at 421.