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The Policy Debate over Attorney's Fees Rules

This lesson is a companion tutorial to the CALI lesson "Recovery of Attorney's Fees." This lesson reviews the policy debate over the American Rule vs. the English Rule. In this lesson, you can judge a debate regarding which approach to attorney's fees rules is better policy.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Define the American Rule for attorney’s fees.
2. Distinguish the American Rule from the English Rule.
3. Analyze the policy reasons that support each rule.

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