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Block-busters: Some judges frown on block billing, but others OK single-entry timekeeping

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Block billing. It’s a buzz phrase that can prompt a court to slash a lawyer’s fee request, anywhere from 10 percent to 35 percent. Lawyers know courts – and some clients – frown on the practice of lumping together lots ...

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NoVa lawyers using ‘rate chart’ to get fees (access required)

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Attorneys handling complex civil litigation in Northern Virginia are making use of a new benchmark to win higher fee awards from federal judges, including a 2011 award of more than $4 million. U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee has ...

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Unwanted disclosure: New Chapter 11 rules require law firms to reveal all their fees (access required)

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New guidelines for paying bankruptcy lawyers in Chapter 11 cases contain an unwanted surprise. In big-ticket bankruptcy cases, law firms not only must provide fee schedules for their bankruptcy attorneys; they must provide their fee schedules for all firm practice ...

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Despite $500 jury award, judge gives consumer lawyer $8K in fees (access required)

A Virginia consumer lawyer says a judge’s hefty fee award in an otherwise small-value used car case will encourage lawyers to stand up for consumers even when the stakes are small. Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas D. Horne awarded $8,000 ...

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