Ex-Holland Partner Accused Of Overbilling Client

Law360, New York (December 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former partner at Holland & Knight LLP has been accused of padding the legal bills charged to Pinnacle Corp. during a copyright infringement lawsuit that lasted from August 2002 to December 2004.

In a complaint filed last month, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission accused Edward Francis Ryan of overbilling Pinnacle, an affiliate of real estate development company Town & Country Homes, which was organized by Ryan's brother in the 1950s.

According to the complaint, Ryan was the billing partner and overall supervising attorney...
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