Article 700

According toArticle 700 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the judge shall order the party liable for costs or who loses the case to pay :

1. To the other party the amount it determines, for costs incurred and not included in the costs;

2. And, if applicable, to the lawyer of the beneficiary of partial or total legal aid, a sum for fees and costs, not included in the costs, that the beneficiary of the aid would have incurred if he had not received this aid. In this case, the procedure is as described in paragraphs 3 and 4 of article 37 of law n° 91-647 of July 10, 1991.

In all cases, the judge takes into account the equity or economic situation of the condemned party. He may, even of his own motion, for reasons based on the same considerations, declare that there are no grounds for such awards. However, if he awards a sum under 2° of this article, it cannot be less than the State's contributory share.