Case offers insight into recovering attorneys' fees on Miller Act projects

04/3/2013 | Lexology.com (free registration)

A recent court case in which a supplier filed a lawsuit against a surety company and a contractor sheds light on the recovery of attorneys' fees under the Miller Act. The reasoning used in this case shows that "attorneys' fees might be recovered in Miller Act cases, but the right to recover them is restricted by the federal rule that allows recovery of attorneys' fees only when those fees are allowed by statute, contract, or an exception to the rule," according to this article.

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