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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 007 : The Public Monies

Subchapter 008 : Vermont False Claims Act

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 637)
  • § 637. Awards of costs and attorney’s fees against relators; liability

    (a) If the Attorney General does not proceed with the action and the person bringing the action conducts the action, the court may award to the defendant reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses if the defendant prevails in the action and the court finds that the claim of the person bringing the action was clearly frivolous, clearly vexatious, or brought primarily for purposes of harassment.

    (b) No liability shall be incurred by the State for any expenses, attorney’s fees, or other costs incurred by any person bringing or defending an action under this chapter. (Added 2015, No. 25, § 1, eff. May 18, 2015.)