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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Divorce Lawyer Pays Client

After being paid $378,000, a divorce lawyer in the DC-area recently sued his former client for $500,000 in fees and interest.  The client hired an expert that discredited the lawyer’s work, and the lawyer ended up settling the case by paying the former client $102,000, including $25,000 in sanctions for not complying with discovery requests.  Discovery in the case revealed examples of days when the divorce lawyer billed—in ONE day— 39 hours, 31 hours, 40 hours, and 71 hours.  Read the article here and blog coverage here.


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