On a finding by the court that an unsuccessful pleading, motion, or other paper filed in connection with an action under this section was filed in bad faith or for purposes of harassment, the court shall award to the prevailing party attorney’s fees reasonable in relation to the work expended in responding to the pleading, motion, or other paper.
15 U.S. Code § 1681o. Civil liability for negligent noncompliance
2003—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 108–159 inserted “and” after semicolon at end.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–208, § 2412(d), designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and substituted “Any person who” for “Any consumer reporting agency or user of information which”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–208, § 2412(e)(2), added subsec. (b).
Amendment by Pub. L. 108–159 subject to joint regulations establishing effective dates as prescribed by Federal Reserve Board and Federal Trade Commission, except as otherwise provided, see section 3 of Pub. L. 108–159, set out as a note under section 1681 of this title.
- Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997
- Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997