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Expenses of litigation are not ordinarily recoverable as damages.27 The successful litigant in a suit recovers the money which he has paid out for court costs and in a few states a small amount is allowed for attorney's fees.
27 Jacobson vs. Poindexter, 42 Aro,
97; Boardman vs. Marshall-town Grocery Co., 105 Iowa, 445,75 N. W., 343.