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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance


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.)