American rule

[property] In property law, the American rule of possession states that a landlord is obligated only to deliver legal possession, but not actual possession, of a leased premises to a tenant. Thus, if a tenant arrives at a leased premises only to discover that it is still inhabited by a previous tenant who is holding over, or by squatters, i...
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American Rule

California follows what is commonly referred to as the American rule, which provides that each party to a lawsuit must ordinarily pay his own attorney fees. (Gray v. Don Miller & Associates, Inc. (1984) 35 Cal.3d 498, 504; United Services Auto. Assn. v. Dalrymple (1991) 232 Cal.App.3d 182, 87.) The Legislature codified the American rule in 1872 whe...
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American rule

[attorney`s fees] The American rule (capitalized as American Rule in some jurisdictions) is a legal rule controlling assessment of attorneys` fees arising out of litigation. The American rule provides that each party is responsible for paying its own attorney`s fees, unless specific authority granted by statute or contract allows the assess...
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