Prevailing Party Law and Legal Definition

Prevailing party is a party in whose favor the decision is rendered, irrespective of the amount of damages awarded. A prevailing party is also termed as a successful party. "The prevailing party has been defined as one who prevails as to a substantial part of the litigation." Campbell v. HSA Managed Care Sys., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11315, 4-5 (N.D. Ill. July 20, 1998)