costs


costs
Allowances made to a party to an action for his expenses incurred in the action; otherwise defined, "costs" are the sums prescribed by law as charges for the services enumerated in the fee bill. 20 Am J2d Costs § 1. The word "costs" is normally used in referring to those items which may be included in the taxable bill of costs established by applicable statute or court rule. Anno: 9 ALR2d 1146. Statutory authorization of recovery of "costs" against the losing party does not include attorneys' fees. Turner v Zip Motors, 245 Iowa 1091, 65 NW2d 427, 45 ALR2d 1174. With few exceptions, the courts in the cases in which the question has arisen have construed condemnation statutes which provided for payment of "costs," "expenses," "just compensation," and the like, without making any express stipulation as regards attorneys' fees, as not intending to provide for the payment of such fees, these not being part of the costs, expenses, or just compensation. Anno: 26 ALR2d 1296.

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