Summary: H.R.5656 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/27/2018)

Catalyst Theory Restoration Act of 2018

This bill defines the term "prevailing party" for purposes of determining an award of attorney's fees against the federal government in judicial or administrative proceedings.

Specifically, a prevailing party includes a party whose claim or defense motivates (i.e., catalyzes) the opposing party to voluntarily provide a significant part of the relief sought.