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

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

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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Counsel deleted: Battle over erased data leads to lawyer’s disqualification (access required)

An attorney accused of destroying telltale "metadata" on two computer thumb drives has been yanked from a $20-million case right before a scheduled two-week trial. The disqualification of an employment rights lawyer and her Reston law firm highlights the peril for lawyers handling computer data.

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