Thursday, December 20, 2012

'Marx v. General Revenue Corp.' - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

At SCOTUScast, Charles Keckler discusses the November 7, 2012 argument before the United States Supreme Court in Marx v. General Revenue Corp. on whether, where there is no finding of bad faith, a prevailing defendant in an FDCPA case can nevertheless obtain an award of costs under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d), which generally allows an award of costs (but not attorneys' fees) to a prevailing party in civil litigation '[u]nless a federal statute, these [federal] rules, or a court order provides otherwise'.