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to 2008. We are currently in the process of updating the Treatise. Until
that update is complete, it is possible that certain cases cited in the
Treatise may no longer represent current law.
22.100 Attorney's fees - general principles
22.140 Statutory authority, by anti-discrimination law, for fee awards
22.148 Title VII
42 U.S.C. § 2000e-5(k) provides:
(k) Attorney's fee; liability of Commission and United States
In any action or proceeding under this subchapter the
court, in its discretion, may allow the prevailing party, other than the
Commission or the United States, a reasonable attorney's fee (including
expert fees) as part of the costs, and the Commission and the United States
shall be liable for costs the same as a private person.
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