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Sterling Analytics Canada Ltd. is set to assist businesses reduce legal fees through fair and transparent billing practices (October 29, 2015 Toronto, Canada) – Sterling Analytics Canada, the first and only legal fee consulting and advisory firm in Canada, announced its launch today. The firm will manage, review and audit legal billings on behalf of […]

Volume 5, Issue 1 On January 16, the law firms involved in the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy filings, lead among them Jones Day and Dentons US LLP, filed disclosure statements defending the multi-million dollar fees charged to the city over the life of the case. This Chapter 9 bankruptcy (the statute under which municipalities, rather […]

(Volume 4, Issue 8) In a recent case, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri reduced an attorney fee award sought by a prevailing Plaintiff under the Employee Retirement Security Act (“ERISA”). The party sought to receive $159,352.85 in attorney’s fees and costs, which was reduced to $89,663.95 due to unreasonable […]

(Volume 4, Issue 7) In a recent case, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California substantially reduced the amount of attorney’s fees sought by a prevailing party under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Disabled Persons Act.  The prevailing plaintiff sought to receive $1,444,513.84 in attorney’s fees, which was […]

(Volume 4, Issue 6) In July 2012, the United States District Court, Western Division of Tennessee, reduced a prevailing party’s fee petition due to objectionable billing practices. Although the adjustment was proportionally minimal, Judge Charmaine G. Claxton provided a detailed explanation behind his decision that can serve as a guiding light for future fee disputes. […]

(Volume 4, Issue 5) In a recent case, the United States District Court for the Eastern Division of Virginia awarded plaintiff Andrea Jones $22,880.56 in attorneys’ fees for a wrongful termination suit against SouthPeak Interactive Corporation of Delaware (“Southpeak”), a 10% reduction from the original fee petition, due to block billing.  First, the Court determined […]

(Volume 4, Issue 4) In a recent case, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington reduced the attorney’s fee award of a prevailing party under Washington’s Freedom from Discrimination law (RCW 4.9.60.030(2)). The prevailing party sought to receive a fee award for litigation expenses equaling $70,041.85.  Under Washington Law, “a party […]

(Volume 4, Issue 3) In January 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado ruled on a fee request made by plaintiff’s attorneys in a claim asserting that Denver violated the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide plaintiff with a sign language interpreter during his incarceration. Although […]

(Volume 4, Issue 2) In March 2013, the United States District Court, Central District of California reduced the hours billed by Plaintiff’s counsel from 1,236 to 740.6. This 40 percent reduction was a result of excessive billing and “padding” and/or duplicative billing. The Court concluded that 740.6 hours was a reasonable amount of time found […]

(Volume 4, Issue 1) In a recent case, the United States District Court for the Eastern Division of Missouri substantially reduced the requested attorney’s fees of a prevailing party under Missouri Industrial Maintenance and Construction Power Equipment Act (“MCPEA”). The party sought to receive an award of attorney’s fees and costs equaling $950,327.90. The District […]