Legal Question in Legal Ethics in Illinois

Can i sue for my legal fees when someone takes me court after I win? Do I have to have a lawyer to do this?My problem is that i speedily produced all documentation requested of me and the other party that took me to court has not produced the same documentation since November, my lawyer won't request them because he doesn't work like that. My fees are more than i will get in the settlement.

Asked on 7/15/10, 9:39 pm

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Thomas Moens Moens Law Offices, Chartered

Not unless you have an agreement with them to that effect. This is called the "American rule."

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Answered on 7/16/10, 9:15 am

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