THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, in its decision in Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. v. Wilderness Society,' denied the federal courts the power to assess attorney's fees against a party to a suit, solely upon the court's appraisement of the social value of a successful plaintiff's suit.
"Awarding Counsel Fees; American Rule; Equitable Exceptions; Private Attorney General Theory; Limitations; Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. v. Wilderness Society,"
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