Can I add expert witness costs to my small claims court suit?

Asked on February 21, 2013 under Business Law, Texas

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Not usually, no--the parties in litigation almost always pay their own court costs, legal fees, and witness fees. There are some exceptions for specific causes of action, so you should check the law in regards to the type of claim you are bringing; for example, in many states, claims brought under the state's consumer fraud law allows the recovery of many legal costs.


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