Examines the "American rule" that prohibits courts and agencies from requiring losing parties to pay the attorney's fees of prevailing parties, and discusses common law and statutory exceptions to the rule, most notably in civil rights cases. Also covers the issue of Federal agencies paying the attorney's fees of participants in administrative proceedings and examines related Supreme Court cases.
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