private attorney general doctrine

noun

: an equitable doctrine allowing the recovery of attorney's fees to a party whose suit has benefited a large number of people, requires private enforcement, and is of societal importance

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“Private attorney general doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/private%20attorney%20general%20doctrine. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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