It's very common to find court filings which use the term, "attorneys fees". Both "attorney's fees'" and "attorneys' fees" are acceptable, and there is some debate about which is preferred. See this post by Bryan Garner, in which he recommends "attorney's fees" as the better alternative.


For whatever reason, lawyers will commonly drop the apostrophe in this phrase, even though it would be hard to imagine failing to select the possessive form in most other phrases. See these examples:


NYSCEF Doc. No. 40, Defendant’s Memorandum Of Law In Opposition To Plaintiff’s Motion For Summary Judgment And In Support Of Defendant’s Cross Motion To Dismiss The Complaint, at 19, MEPT 757 Third Avenue LLC v. Hayim Grant, Index No. 653267/2020 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Feb. 5, 2021), available at: https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=savtrt5UiETqLKmyJlsLQw==&system=prod



NYSCEF Doc. No. 25, Defendants’ Memorandum Of Law In Opposition To Plaintiff’s Motion For Summary Judgment, at 2, Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co. v. Party City Corp.., Index No. 652075/2020 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Oct. 7, 2020), available at: https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=R10dYX1Lp1fF3dIuCab_PLUS_Qw==&system=prod



Correcting a mistake like this in a brief will undoubtedly win you credit with lawyers for whom attorney's fees are what it's all about.

Note that the below PowerShell script works very well to download all of the images posted to a single web page.


Invoke-WebRequest https://help.relativity.com/RelativityOne/Content/Relativity_Legal_Hold/Legal_Hold_Settings.htm |

select -expand images |

select -expand src |

foreach { start-bitstransfer $("https://help.relativity.com/RelativityOne/Content/Relativity_Legal_Hold/{0}" -f $_) C:\foofolder}


List the url on the first line after 'Invoke-WebRequest', and then put just the path before the final htm file on the last line before {0} . End the script with the path to a folder on your own network.


As always, tried and tested tonight on my PC. Thanks to Chad Miller for posting this here.


Sean O'Shea has more than 15 years of experience in the litigation support field with major law firms in New York and San Francisco.   He is an ACEDS Certified eDiscovery Specialist and a Relativity Certified Administrator.

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