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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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Business ‘Pipeline,’ Certification Process Are Trade Secrets (access required)

A government IT contractor may sue a former executive for trade secret misappropriation and breach of fiduciary duty for allegedly sharing with a competitor plaintiff contractor’s proprietary information for a customer support contract with the U.S. Postal Service, including lists ...

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Timekeeping Complaints State FCA Claim (access required)

A telecommunications specialist for a government contractor assigned to instruct the Afghan National Police has stated claims for retaliation and fraudulent billing under the False Claims Act, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says, based on the contractor allegedly requiring employees ...

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Builder’s Suit Is Missing Owner Defendant (access required)

In this dispute arising from a design-build contract for a “ready room” at a property leased by non-party Executive Readiness Solutions LLC, plaintiff builder seeks additional recovery beyond amounts allegedly paid to settle the matter, and because the builder has ...

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