JD Journal investigates Boston Globe’s exposer of class- action attorneys
While critics of inflated billing exist, they still acknowledge that attorneys who take on class action cases harbor all the risk; and that’s what clients are paying for. However, Ted Frank, an attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, told The Globe that Thornton was towing the line.
“This happens all the time,” said Frank. “Lawyers pad their bills with overstated hourly work to make their fee request seem less of a windfall.”
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