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Biglaw Firm Gets Benchslapped Over ‘Astonishing’ Fee Request

Above the Law reports that a judge has characterized a $60,000 fee request from Latham & Watkins to be “astonishing” and “aggressive beyond any convention.”

The firm, representing the defendant in two cases brought by a Harvard professor who sued an employee of his investment fund for allegedly recording conversations, won the case on the merits. So now Latham is attempting to recover legal fees, reports editor Kathryn Rubino.

Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Mitchell H. Kaplan criticized Latham for charging such a high fee “to file a brief that a first-year law student could write.”

Read the Above the Law article.

 

 

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