When it comes to scoring attorney fees, it’s not enough to just prevail on something at trial. That’s according to a ruling from the Fourth District Court of Appeal, which found a South Florida commercial plaintiff didn’t win in a big enough way to justify an attorney fee award.

It’s a ruling that underscored the limits of Florida’s prevailing-party rule, finding that although a judge did award money to the plaintiff, it would be a stretch to call that a triumph.

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