461 U.S. 424 (1983) Cited 17,837 times 7 Legal Analyses
Holding a civil-rights plaintiff can recover attorney's fees for claims that "involve a common core of facts or will be based on related legal theories," even if only one of those claims arises under a fee-shifting statute
532 U.S. 598 (2001) Cited 3,092 times 17 Legal Analyses
Holding that the ordinary meaning of "prevailing party" in 42 U.S.C. § 3613(c) and 42 U.S.C. § 12205 allows attorneys' fees only when there is a "material alteration of the legal relationship of the parties."
Finding that district court improperly decided damages on TILA claims through bench trial, because requested statutory damages were legal in nature, and issue of amount of statutory damages owed to class of plaintiffs was factual issue
Holding that evidence that plaintiff's out-of-state attorneys' rates were charged to and actually paid by plaintiff, and that persons involved in charging and paying rates believed them to be reasonable was sufficient to establish prevailing market rate for services charged by the attorneys