Title 78B - Judicial Code - Chapter 8 - Miscellaneous - Part 5 - Small Business Equal Access to Justice Act - Section 503 - Definitions.

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78B-8-503 Definitions. As used in this part:

(1) "Prevail" means to obtain favorable final judgment, the right to all appeals having been exhausted, on the merits, on substantially all counts or charges in the action and with respect to the most significant issue or set of issues presented, but does not include the settlement of any action, either by stipulation, consent decree or otherwise, whether or not settlement occurs before or after any hearing or trial.

(2) "Reasonable litigation expenses" means court costs, administrative hearing costs, attorney fees, and witness fees of all necessary witnesses, not in excess of $25,000 which a court finds were reasonably incurred in opposing action covered under this part.

(3) "Small business" means a commercial or business entity, including a sole proprietorship, which does not have more than 250 employees, but does not include an entity which is a subsidiary or affiliate of another entity which is not a small business.

(4) "State" means any department, board, institution, hospital, college, or university of the state of Utah or any political subdivision thereof, except with respect to actions brought under Title 76, Chapter 10, Part 31, Utah Antitrust Act.

Amended by Chapter 187, 2013 General Session