Difference between revisions of "Alyeska Pipeline Serv. Co. v. Wilderness Soc'y"

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In ''Alyeska Pipeline Serv. Co. v. Wilderness Soc'y'', 421 U.S. 240, 247 (1975), the [[U.S. Supreme Court]] reiterated the "American rule" prohibiting the winner in a lawsuit from recovering legal fees from the loser:  "the prevailing litigant is ordinarily not entitled to collect a reasonable attorneys' fee from the loser."
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In Alyeska Pipeline Serv. Co. v. Wilderness Soc'y, 421 U.S. 240, 247 (1975), the U.S. Supreme Court reiterated the "American rule" prohibiting the winner in a lawsuit from recovering legal fees from the loser: "the prevailing litigant is ordinarily not entitled to collect a reasonable attorneys' fee from the loser."