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Court Of Chancery Awards Fees For Fraud
Recovering attorney fees is rare in Delaware litigation. However, this decision enforces another of the few exceptions to the American rule that usually denies a fee award. The exception is for when a fraud requires a plaintiff to spend the fees in defense or prosecution of a claim involving a third party. In that case, the fees are really just damages caused by the fraud and may be recovered.