67 Cited authorities

  1. Pierce v. Underwood

    487 U.S. 552 (1988)   Cited 7,532 times   9 Legal Analyses
    Holding that when Congress reenacts a statute without changing its language, and when there is no indication that “Congress thought it was doing anything ... except reenacting and making permanent” the earlier legislation, a court should not give weight to legislative history pertaining to the reenactment
  2. Buckhannon Board Care Home v. West Va. D.H.H.R

    532 U.S. 598 (2001)   Cited 3,093 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."
  3. Perdue v. Kenny A.

    559 U.S. 542 (2010)   Cited 1,814 times   13 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "[d]etermining a 'reasonable attorney's fee' is a matter that is committed to the sound discretion of a trial judge."
  4. Farrar v. Hobby

    506 U.S. 103 (1992)   Cited 3,162 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "plaintiffs may be considered ‘prevailing parties' for attorney's fees purposes if they succeed on any significant issues in litigation which achieves some of the benefit the parties sought in suit" and that even an award of nominal damages satisfies the prevailing party test
  5. Basic Inc. v. Levinson

    485 U.S. 224 (1988)   Cited 2,987 times   233 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the District Court appropriately certified the class based on the presumption of reliance
  6. Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co.

    560 U.S. 242 (2010)   Cited 1,035 times   29 Legal Analyses
    Holding a party need not "prevail[]" to obtain a fee award under § 1132(g); instead, a court has discretion to grant such an award as long as the party "has achieved some degree of success on the merits"
  7. Alyeska Pipeline Co. v. Wilderness Soc'y

    421 U.S. 240 (1975)   Cited 4,326 times   8 Legal Analyses
    Holding American Rule governed absent specific statutory authorization for awarding attorney fees to prevailing party
  8. Commissioner, INS v. Jean

    496 U.S. 154 (1990)   Cited 1,970 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that this inquiry applies to attorney's fees under the EAJA
  9. Texas Teachers Assn. v. Garland School Dist

    489 U.S. 782 (1989)   Cited 1,689 times
    Holding that where party seeks attorney's fees pursuant to fee-shifting statute, "no fee award is permissible until the [party] has crossed the statutory threshold of prevailing party status" (internal quotation marked omitted)
  10. TSC Industries, Inc. v. Northway, Inc.

    426 U.S. 438 (1976)   Cited 2,270 times   26 Legal Analyses
    Holding that materiality may be resolved at summary judgment "if the established omissions are so obviously important to an investor that reasonable minds cannot differ on the question of materiality"
  11. Section 2412 - Costs and fees

    28 U.S.C. § 2412   Cited 19,317 times   18 Legal Analyses
    Outlining the process by which a "party" must seek an award for "fees and other expenses"
  12. Section 1988 - Proceedings in vindication of civil rights

    42 U.S.C. § 1988   Cited 18,169 times   35 Legal Analyses
    Finding that 28 U.S.C. § 1920 defines the term "costs" as used in Rule 54(d) and enumerates the expenses that a federal court may tax as a cost under the discretionary authority granted in Rule 54(d)
  13. Section 504 - Costs and fees of parties

    5 U.S.C. § 504   Cited 595 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Authorizing payment of attorney's fees by the Government when a party prevails in a federal agency adjudication
  14. Section 740 ILCS 23/5 - Discrimination prohibited

    740 ILCS 23/5   Cited 81 times

    (a) No unit of State, county, or local government in Illinois shall: (1) exclude a person from participation in, deny a person the benefits of, or subject a person to discrimination under any program or activity on the grounds of that person's race, color, national origin, or gender; or (2) utilize criteria or methods of administration that have the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination because of their race, color, national origin, or gender. (b) Any party aggrieved by conduct that

  15. Section 110 ILCS 13/5 - Definitions

    110 ILCS 13/5   Cited 1 times

    For purposes of this Act: "Campus media" means any matter that is prepared, substantially written, published, or broadcast by students at State-sponsored institutions of higher learning, that is distributed or generally made available, either free of charge or for a fee, to members of the student body, and that is prepared under the direction of a student media adviser. "Campus media" does not include media that is intended for distribution or transmission solely in the classrooms in which it is

  16. Section 352.3 - Rent allowances

    N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 18 § 352.3   Cited 82 times
    Providing emergency shelter allowances for the HIV-afflicted population
  17. Section 381.3 - Restrictions on money payments

    N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 18 § 381.3   Cited 12 times

    Money payments shall be restricted under the following circumstances: (a) Restriction based on inability to handle cash. When the inability of an applicant for, or recipient of, ADC to handle cash has been demonstrated and when neither the granting of power of attorney by the recipient nor the appointment of a committee by the court is deemed practicable, payment of all or part of the grant shall be made by restricted payments. The recipient shall be sent written notice whenever a creditor requests