In public interest litigation cases, the court should waive the plaintiff’s legal costs

2023-10-30 10:14 YANG Honglan

By YANG Honglan

Abstract: This article starts from a recent media report and conducts an in-depth analysis and discussion of the plaintiff’s payment of legal costs in public interest litigation cases. It points out that public interest litigation is different from traditional civil litigation. Therefore, it is unreasonable to charge legal costs to the plaintiff by the amount of the “subject matter of action”, which is a standard practice in civil litigation,. In the end, the article puts forward a suggestion that for a public interest litigation case, the court should allow the plaintiff to waive legal costs.

Key words: Legal costs, public interest litigation, amount of subject, calculation on a case-by-case basis

YANG Honglan. In public interest litigation cases, the court should waive the plaintiff’s legal costs. BioGreen - Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development. Vol. 1, October 2023. Total Issues 50 . ISSN2749-9065