N.J.S.A 2A:32C-8 Awarding of attorney’s fees, expenses and costs.

2A:32C-8 Awarding of attorney’s fees, expenses and costs.

8. a. If the Attorney General initiates an action under this act or assumes control of an action brought by a person under this act, the Attorney General shall be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees, expenses, and costS.All such expenses, fees, and costs shall be awarded against the defendant.

b. If the court awards proceeds to the person bringing the action under this act, the person shall also be awarded an amount for reasonable attorney’s fees, expenses, and costS.All such expenses, fees, and costs shall be awarded against the defendant.

C.If the Attorney General does not proceed with an action under this act and the defendant is the prevailing party, the court may award the defendant reasonable attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs against the person bringing the action if the court finds that the claim of the person bringing the action was clearly frivolous, clearly vexatious, or brought primarily for purposes of harassment.

d. No liability shall be incurred by the State or the Attorney General for any expenses, attorney’s fees, or other costs incurred by any person in bringing or defending an action under this act.

L.2007, c.265, s.8; amended 2009, c.265, s.2.

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