The Georgia Statue Chapter 15 OCGA §9-15-14 clearly refers to attorney’s fee.
Same chapter 15 of Georgia Statue States:
when attorney or client or both are nonresident
(a) When any attorney institutes an
action in any of the courts of this state for any person who resides outside this
state, the attorney shall be liable to pay all costs of the officers of court
in the event that the action is dismissed or the plaintiff is cast in the
liable for costs when negligent
If any plaintiff is involuntarily
dismissed or cast in the action by reason of the willful neglect or misconduct
of his attorney, his attorney shall be liable for the costs which may have
accrued in the case. In like manner, if any defendant is cast in the action by
reason of the willful neglect or misconduct of his attorney, his attorney shall
be liable for the costs thereof.
Could you give me an unofficial opinion on the interpretation of the
language “Cost of the Officer of the Court “in OCGA § 9-15-6 and Cost Thereof in OCGA § 9-15-7 ?
Does “Cost of Officer of the Court” include attorney’s
fees as referred in OCGA§ 9-15-14 ?
Does “Cost” and “Cost Thereof” in
OCGA § 9-15-7 include attorney’s fee as in OCGA§ 9-15-14 ?