Monday, February 28, 2011

How not to bill a client

Tomorrow in class I will start discussing issues related to fees. Right on cue, the website "Say what?!" - which tells funny but true stories of lawyers in Texas - posted this story:

[A lawyer from Houston] has clients who were engaged in a declaratory judgment action filed in another state. He asked outside counsel to conduct “an expansive review of possible jurisdictional issues related to this particular battle which included a number of non- U.S. business entities.” However, when he received the billing statement, he noticed the following provision: Per instructions ...., conduct an expensive search into any and all possible jurisdictional issues."

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