private attorney general doctrine

Definition of "private attorney general doctrine"
  1. It is a principle that allows a party to recover legal costs if their lawsuit benefits a significant group of people, needs individual action for enforcement, and holds societal relevance
How to use "private attorney general doctrine" in a sentence
  1. The private attorney general doctrine was applied, allowing the plaintiff to recover attorney's fees because the lawsuit resolved a significant societal issue and helped many people.
  2. Due to the societal significance of the case and the need for private enforcement, the court considered the private attorney general doctrine to award the legal costs.
  3. As the lawsuit brought a benefit to a large group of people, the court invoked the private attorney general doctrine for the recovery of attorney's fees.

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