"I just find more and more intolerable the number of frivolous lawsuits that are filed," said Silbergeld. Since 1999, he's won attorney fees in three judgments for his clients, with the largest award of $153,000 ordered by an arbitrator. Silbergeld says other workers have paid his clients to settle the lawsuits originally filed by the workers themselves.
High court defines 'frivolous'
An employee who wins a Title VII case against a company is usually awarded attorney fees too. After all, the company has violated a federal law. American common law also allows courts to order those who act in bad faith to pay the attorney fees of their opponents.
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