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July 22, 2011

Federal District Court Finds Fee to be Excessive Where Billing Records Contain Tasks Performed in a Previous Action

(Volume 1, Issue 7) Earlier this year, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York applied a 20% reduction to a plaintiff’s…
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Case StudiesNewslettersPublications
July 19, 2011

Federal Court Finds That an Attorney Should be Compensated for Time Spent Traveling at a Lower Rate than His or Her Typical Hourly Rate

(Volume 1, Issue 6) A reoccurring legal billing issue is whether an attorney may bill his or her normal hourly rate for time spent traveling…
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Case StudiesNewslettersPublications
July 14, 2011

Legal Fees Charged for Excessive Attorney Conferencing Results in Fee Reduction

(Volume 1, Issue 5) A United States District Judge recently reduced a fee request by over $973,000. The plaintiffs’ attorneys requested fees for expending approximately…
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Case StudiesNewslettersPublications
July 11, 2011

Minnesota District Court Reduces Attorneys’ Fee Award by 25% Due to Unreasonable, Vague and Excessive Billing

(Volume 1, Issue 4) The prevailing party in a constitutional claim is entitled to compensation of his attorneys’ fees and costs so long as he…
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Case StudiesNewslettersPublications
March 15, 2011

Court Reduces Attorney’s Fees Finding Quarter-hour Billing Increments Result in Excessive and Unreasonable Charges

(Volume 1, Issue 2) A federal district court in Oregon was presented with the issue of whether an attorney’s practice of billing in quarter-hour increments…
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