Judge Hacks 'Breathtaking' $3M Kramer Levin Bill To $475K

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday shaved a hefty chunk off the “breathtaking” $3.1 million in fees sought by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in a real estate dispute, saying it was “highly unlikely” that the firm reviewed its billing records.

In his own “thorough and mind-numbing review” of the firm's time sheets, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III said he found enough discrepancies to slash the attorneys' fees down to $475,000. He did not specifically outline much of the misinformation in order...
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