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Volume 2
Issue 34
District Court Rejects Parties’ Stipulation for Attorney Fees as Unreasonable and Determines a Reasonable Fee AwardDownload
Volume 2
Issue 33
Time Billed for Unrelated/ Unsuccessful Claims Results in Significant Decrease in Fee AwardDownload
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Issue 32
Block Billing Forces District Court to Cut 20% off Final Fee AwardDownload
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Issue 31
District Court Reduces Attorney Fee Award Due to Excessive Fees for the Market and Clerical WorkDownload
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Issue 30
District Court Reduces Fee Award by Over $30,000 for Unrelated Billing and Excessive Hourly Billing RatesDownload
Volume 2
Issue 29
New York Court Adopts Sterling Analytics’ Recommendation to Reduce Over $600,000 in a Fee Demand to $38,840Download
Volume 2
Issue 28
Court Reduces Attorney Fee Award by Over 80% for Boilerplate Filings and Failure to Provide Supporting Evidence for Fee PetitionDownload
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Issue 27
U.S. District Court in Maine Reduces Fee Award by Nearly $40,000Download
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Issue 26
Court Denies $1.5 Million Fee Request Citing Numerous Billing DeficienciesDownload
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Issue 25
Federal Court Reduces Fee Award for Billing at Quarter-Hour Increments, Charging for Administrative Work and Excessive Time for Certain TasksDownload
Volume 2
Issue 24
District Court Reduces Fee Request by Nearly $24,000 Due to Overstaffing of Simple CaseDownload
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Issue 23
District Court Reduces Fee Request by Over $500,000 for Block & Vague Billing, Overhead and Lack of Billing JudgmentDownload
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Issue 22
District Court Reduces Fee Award by Over $20,000 after Finding Duplicative, Excessive and Overly Vague Time EntriesDownload
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Issue 21
Court Reduces Overall Fee Awards by Over $300,000 Citing Block Billing, Duplicative and Clerical WorkDownload
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Issue 20
Colorado Court Allows Non-Testifying Expert Witness Costs but Disallows Costs for Photocopying Client’s FileDownload
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Issue 19
District Court Reduces Fee Request for Paralegal Tasks Charged at an Attorney Rate and Excessive Time SpentDownload
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Issue 18
Bankruptcy Court Reduces Requested Fees by Nearly $500,000 for Redundant, Vague and Block-Billed Time EntriesDownload
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Issue 17
New York Bankruptcy Court Reduces Requested Fees by $44,000 for Unreasonable and Excessive Time BilledDownload
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Issue 16
Court Reduces Fee Request by 30% for Travel Time, Clerical Tasks, Redundant Work and Excessive Internal CommunicationDownload
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Issue 15
Court Finds that Lack of Billing Judgment Warrants a Fee Reduction by Over 25%Download
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Issue 14
District Court Reduces Fee Request by Removing Clerical Tasks and Excessive HoursDownload
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Issue 13
Court Holds a 25% Reduction in Fee Award Appropriate Where Billing Items Were Excessive and UnreasonableDownload
Volume 2
Issue 12
Bankruptcy Court Reduces Attorney’s Fees by 38% Due to Unreasonable “In House Standard Time” and Other Improper ChargesDownload
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Issue 11
New York Bankruptcy Court Reduces Requested Attorneys’ Fees by $27,000Download
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Issue 10
Illinois Court Holds Block Billing and Insufficiently Detailed Fees May be Reduced as Impermissibly VagueDownload
Volume 2
Issue 9
Duplicative, Non-Legal and Unreasonable Time Entries Lead to Reduction in Chicago Attorneys’ Fees CaseDownload
Volume 2
Issue 8
District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fee Request Due to Unreasonable RatesDownload
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Issue 7
District Court Finds Impermissible Fees After Analyzing Individual Charges by AttorneysDownload
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Issue 6
Court Reduces Fee Request by Nearly $190,000, Finding Travel Time, Block-Billed, Redundant and Unnecessary Time EntriesDownload
Volume 2
Issue 5
District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fees Request by Over 30% Due to Numerous Impermissible Billing EntriesDownload
Volume 2
Issue 4
Florida District Court Reduces Fee Request Due to a Number of Impermissible Billing EntriesDownload
Volume 2
Issue 3
Broad Description in Affidavits of Attorneys Held Not Sufficient to Support Claim for Attorney’s FeesDownload
Volume 2
Issue 2
Superior Court of Connecticut Reduces Attorneys’ Fee Request Due to Excessive Number of Hours ChargedDownload
Volume 2
Issue 1
New Jersey District Court Orders Reduction in Attorneys’ Fees Award Due to Travel Time, Vague and Duplicative Billing EntriesDownload
Volume 1
Issue 45
District Court Reduces Attorneys' Fee Request by Removing Clerical Tasks, Excessive and Duplicative Billing EntriesDownload
Volume 1
Issue 44
Vague Billing Entries and Unreasonable Hourly Rates Result in 38% Reduction of Attorneys’ Fee RequestDownload
Volume 1
Issue 43
District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fees by Over $50,000 Due to Block BillingDownload
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Issue 42
District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fee Request Due to False Billing, Excessive Time and Duplicate Attendance at HearingsDownload
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Issue 41
District Court Finds that Overstaffing Leads to Excessive Hours and Reduces Fee Request by Over $68,000Download
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Issue 40
District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fee Request Due to Duplicative Entries and Block BillingDownload
Volume 1
Issue 39
Vague Fee and Expense Entries Result in Reduction to Attorneys’ Fees by 15%Download
Volume 1
Issue 38
Court Reduces Attorney’s Fee Request by Nearly $50,000 Due to Block Billing and Travel TimeDownload
Volume 1
Issue 37
District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fee Request to Account for Clerical Tasks and Research CostsDownload
Volume 1
Issue 36
Lack of Billing Judgment Results in 40% Reduction to Requested Attorneys’ FeesDownload
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Issue 35
New York District Court Finds that Expense Charges Should be Reduced Where the Descriptions are not Sufficiently DetailedDownload
Volume 1
Issue 34
Numerous Objectionable Billing Practices Result in Reduction to Attorney Fee Award by More than $9,600Download
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Issue 33
Florida District Court Disallows Compensation for Attorneys’ Fees that Include Clerical Tasks and Block BillingDownload
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Issue 32
Court Reduces Attorney’s Fee Request by Over 75% to Account for Clerical Work and Duplicative ResearchDownload
Volume 1
Issue 31
District Court Finds Attorney’s Hourly Rate Excessive for Clerical Tasks and Travel TimeDownload
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Issue 30
District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fees by 25% Due to Improperly Block Billed EntriesDownload
Volume 1
Issue 29
Excessive Legal Fees Due to Charging for Non-Legal Services Results in Attorney’s SuspensionDownload
Volume 1
Issue 28
Excessive Hours and Attorneys Billing for Paralegal Work Results in a 20% Reduction in Requested Attorneys’ FeesDownload
Volume 1
Issue 27
Clerical Tasks and Local Travel Time Result in a $21,000 Reduction from Attorney’s Fee RequestDownload
Volume 1
Issue 26
New York District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fees by Over $2.2 Million for Charging at Inflated Rates and Billing Excessive HoursDownload
Volume 1
Issue 25
Court Reduces Fee Request by 75%, Disallowing Duplicative Work, Clerical Time and Overhead ExpensesDownload
Volume 1
Issue 24
District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fee Request by Over $245,000 Due to the Use of Quarter-Hour Billing Increments and Vague DescriptionsDownload
Volume 1
Issue 23
Court Finds That Overstaffing and Block-Billing Warrant Reduction in Attorneys’ Fee ApplicationDownload
Volume 1
Issue 22
Law Firm’s Billing Hours Reduced for Failing to Exercise Billing Judgment by Billing for Excessive, Redundant and Unproductive TimeDownload
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Issue 21
California Court Denies Compensation for Legal Research Charges, Long Distance Phone Calls and Travel CostsDownload
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Issue 20
Court Deducts Clerical Tasks from Fee Award Finding That Such Tasks are Considered OverheadDownload
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Issue 19
District Court Finds That Unreasonably High Hourly Rates and Lack of Billing Judgment Warrants Fee ReductionDownload
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Issue 18
New York District Court Reduces Fee Award by More than $108,500 Due to Inconsistencies in Legal Bills and Travel TimeDownload
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Issue 17
Vague, Block-Billed and Duplicative Billing Entries Lead to a $60,000 Fee ReductionDownload
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Issue 16
Court Reduces Excessive Attorneys’ Fees by 40%, Totaling Almost $87,000Download
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Issue 15
Travel Time and Excessive Preparation Time Cause a 10% Reduction in FeesDownload
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Issue 14
Court Reduces Attorney Fee Award by Over $135,000 Due to Excessive, Unnecessary and Improper ChargeDownload
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Issue 13
Court Deducts More Than $48,000 from Attorney’s Fee Application for Clerical Work, Overstaffing and Excessive HoursDownload
Volume 1
Issue 12
Duplicative and Excessive Attorneys’ Fees Will Not be Awarded Holds Pennsylvania District CourtDownload
Volume 1
Issue 11
Attorney’s Use of Quarter-Hour Billing Increments Results in a 7.5% Fee ReductionDownload
Volume 1
Issue 10
Court Finds Clerical Tasks, Block-Billing, and Travel Time Warrant a 30% ReductionDownload
Volume 1
Issue 9
District Court Finds That Legal Bills Should be Reduced by Any Charges That Inadequately Describe the Work PerformedDownload
Volume 1
Issue 8
Tennessee District Court Reduces Attorney’s Fee Award by 25% to Account for Excessive, Duplicative and Redundant Billing
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Issue 7
Federal District Court Finds Fee to be Excessive Where Billing Records Contain Tasks Performed in a Previous Action
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Volume 1
Issue 6
Federal Court Finds That an Attorney Should be Compensated for Time Spent Traveling at a Lower Rate than His or Her Typical Hourly RateDownload
Volume 1
Issue 5
Legal Fees Charged for Excessive Attorney Conferencing Results in Fee ReductionDownload
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Issue 4
Minnesota District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fee Award by 25% Due to Unreasonable, Vague and Excessive Billing Download
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Issue 3
New Jersey Court Reduces the Number of Attorney Billed Hours by Half Due to Overstaffing
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Issue 2
Court Reduces Attorney’s Fees Finding Quarter-­hour Billing Increments Result in Excessive and Unreasonable ChargesDownload
Volume 1
Issue 1
New York Court Denies Attorney Compensation for Cost of Travel, Supplies and MealsDownload
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