Akin Gump's Fee Request In $120M Libel Suit Called Excessive

Law360, Los Angeles (August 17, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT) -- An attorney and a business consultant who lost their $120 million defamation lawsuits against Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP said Friday that the firm's counsel inflated the number of hours it worked on the case so that Akin Gump could collect nearly $144,000 in fees.

Billing records provided by Gaims Weil West & Epstein LLP, the law firm that represented Akin Gump in the two cases, that purport to show a team of lawyers spent approximately 335 hours preparing special motions to strike the...
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