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Superior Court Holds Corporation Entitled To Seek Attorney's Fees Under Equal Access To Justice Act

The Superior Court has held that a successful litigant in administrative proceedings before the Department of Environmental Management is not required to have a net worth under $500,000 to qualify for an award of attorney's fees under Rhode Island's Equal Access to Justice Act, R.I.G.L. 42-92-1, et seq. ("the EAJA"). The corporation did have to meet other requirements set forth in the Act: it is "independently owned and operated," it is not dominant in its field, and it employs 100 or fewer people at the time the administrative adjudication was initiated.