Tag Archives: Fraudulent Billing

Should You Pay For Attorney Mistakes?

Patrick Lamb, an attorney and blogger, wrote about attorney mistakes in his August 6, 2015 post on abajournal.com titled “How lawyers can embrace mistakes.”  In his piece, Mr. Lamb suggests that lawyers and law firms should conduct “After Action Assessments,” to … Continue reading

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Corporate In-House Counsel Embezzled Millions

Longtime in-house senior patent lawyer, Jason Throne, recently admitted to defrauding Hunter Douglas in an elaborate 14-year embezzlement scheme in which he bilked the company out of over $5 million, according to The Denver Post. An earlier Denver Post article, … Continue reading

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“Is Your Lawyer’s Bill Too High?”

We have written about HALT.org (Help Abolish Legal Tyranny) in previous posts and its work for transparency in attorney discipline and reporting on state bar associations’ secrecy in the handling of attorney ethics complaints.  HALT also has a number of self-help brochures … Continue reading

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Robbing The Elderly . . . Sanctioned By The Court?

A guardian, conservator, or other-termed fiduciary, often an attorney, is appointed by the court when certain elders (and others) are incapable of caring for themselves and/or their property, and they need protection.  But who protects these elders when the fiduciaries … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #3 – Bill Padding Could Lead to Prison

For the legions of attorneys who meticulously bill their time and expenses, LPR applauds your honesty and integrity.  This cautionary tale is for those who work in firms with attorneys who engage in improper billing, those who think there is … Continue reading

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A Boilerplate Lawsuit Costs How Much???

In Brooklyn, a boilerplate American With Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit can cost your targeted business $15,000.  The good news, federal Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. issued an opinion on March 28, 2013 denying a $15,000 request for attorney fees by two … Continue reading

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“Churn That Bill, Baby!”

So wrote a lawyer from DLA Piper, a prominent international law firm, in an email to another firm lawyer celebrating the assignment of “random people working full time on random research projects in standard ‘churn that bill, baby!’ mode . . .” … Continue reading

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Caveat Emptor – Legal Buyer Beware

In December 2011, Debra Cassens Weiss posted an article on the ABA Journal website titled Suit by Fired Lawyer Claims Law Firm Encouraged Fraud with 3000-Hour Billable Quota.  The article reported on a California lawyer’s employment bias law suit alleging he … Continue reading

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Billing Fraud: Past, Present . . . and Future?

Now that LPR has been established, we are receiving information from interested people about issues legal consumers face.  One such person sent us a link to an article published in 1999, written by Catholic University law professor Lisa Lerman, titled Blue-Chip … Continue reading

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