As far as court costs go i have a question as to how far a judge can go with their decision.
Besides court costs can a judge rule that the loser of the case must also pay the attorney fees of the person that won the case?
I know that this may sound a bit excessive, but attorney fees, court costs, and the decision itself, if civil, could wind up being a lot of money and three different things that a person may have to pay for and if they have to pay for all, that seems pretty excessive in a lot of cases.
I really have to wonder though if this is the case as some lawsuits that are really unnecessary could cause a person to spend a lot of money defending themself and may require the other person to cover the costs of their fees.
Although this is a bit unrelated to the court costs it it does connect as it is part of the costs rendered during the trial by both parties and I wonder if this is ever factored in or if there are laws that prevent this from happening?