Q: Are filing fees paid to the court clerk recoverable as costs under the category "fees of officers" under ARS 12-332?
I received an award in arbitration and the arbitrator directed that I should submit a verified statement of costs, which I did, whereupon the other side served an objection stating that my filing fee costs and mailing costs were not recoverable under ARS 12-332. Is he correct?
A: Filing fees are normally requested as "fees of officers and witnesses" because the clerk of the court is an officer. However, strange things can happen in litigation. Talk to a local lawyer to verify.
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