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‘Market Rate’ Debate in Black Lung Fee Award (access required)

In this black lung benefits case, claimant’s lawyers had sufficient market-based evidence to support their hourly rates of $175 to $300 and their quarter-hour billing did not lead to billing excessive hours, but the 4th Circuit said the record did not support some fees legal assistants; the court affirms the award of over $32,000. Miner Harold ...

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