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Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Recovery of litigation expenses. Provides that attorney's fees may be awarded against a governmental entity in a case where a court finds that the claim brought by the governmental entity was frivolous, unreasonable, or groundless, but provides that the application of the law to governmental entities may not be interpreted to waive sovereign immunity. Includes individuals in the list of parties that may seek reasonable fees and expenses in a civil suit against a state agency. Increases the amount of fees and expenses awarded against a state agency from $10,000 to $25,000, and from $30,000 to $75,000, if more than Recovery of litigation expenses. Provides that attorney's fees may be awarded against a governmental entity in a case where a court finds that the claim brought by the governmental entity was frivolous, unreasonable, or groundless, but provides that the application of the law to governmental entities may not be interpreted to waive sovereign immunity. Includes individuals in the list of parties that may seek reasonable fees and expenses in a civil suit against a state agency. Increases the amount of fees and expenses awarded against a state agency from $10,000 to $25,000, and from $30,000 to $75,000, if more than three parties in a case are eligible for an award. ... View more