Taxing officer

A court official (sometimes a Master, sometimes a judge, and sometimes a person specially designated as a taxing officer). This court official is given power to determine what costs, if any, a successful party is entitled to after a lawsuit has finished. Taxing officers can also settle “fees” disputes between a lawyer and his or her own client. In the context of legal research, there are a number of cases where the taxing officer has allowed a successful litigant to recover the costs incurred to conduct online searches on commercial online legal databases such as LexisNexis Quicklaw.