The court, in issuing any final order in any action brought pursuant to this section, may award costs of litigation (including reasonable attorney and expert witness fees) to any party including the Federal Government.
33 U.S. Code § 1910. Legal actions
(a) Persons with adversely affected interests as plaintiffs; defendantsExcept as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person having an interest which is, or can be, adversely affected, may bring an action on his own behalf—
against any person alleged to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter, or regulations issued hereunder;
(b) Commencement conditionsNo action may be commenced under subsection (a) of this section—
(c) VenueAny suit brought under this section shall be brought—
in a case concerning an onshore facility or port, in the United States district court for the judicial district where the onshore facility or port is located;
(d) Costs; attorney fees; witness fees
(e) Federal intervention
2008—Subsec. (a)(3), (4). Pub. L. 110–280, § 12(1), added par. (3) and redesignated former par. (3) as (4).