Judge Slashes Legal Fees In Katrina Cleanup Dispute

Law360, New York (April 7, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Monday cut 75 percent of the legal fees Ashbritt Inc. was seeking from losing plaintiff JGT Inc. in a dispute over a subcontract for a federal Hurricane Katrina cleanup project.

Judge Walter J. Gex III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi allowed only $58,826.16 of the $231,000 billed by Asbritt’s three firms after he examined every claim for billable hours, copying costs and travel fees.

The 2008 complaint against Ashbritt alleged that it had failed to...
To view the full article, register now.