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For Legal Fees, It’s More of a Buyer’s Market
from The New York Times

Cutting Legal Costs by Utilizing Management for Specific Tasks
from Habitat

Nacchio Legal Costs Keep Rising
from Associated Press

What Lawyers Don't Like to Talk About
(And How to Loosen Their Tongues)


Nacchio's legal tab picked up by Qwest
from Denver Post

Lawmakers Seek to Probe Amtrak Bills
from Legal Times

Report Shows Law Firms' Railroad Ties
from Legal Times

Amtrak's Lesson: Check Legal Bills Closely
from Wall Street Journal

Lawyers Take Amtrak for a Ride
from Legal Times

Top Legal Expert Critical Of Amtrak Legal Department's Relationships With Outside Law Firms
from U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Report: Amtrak cost taxpayers millions
from Associated Press

The sky-high cost of Skilling's defense
from BusinessWeek

After the Enron Trial, Defense Firm Is Stuck With the Tab
from The Washington Post

Lawyer Raises the Bar
from The New York Post

Wrestling Over WorldCom's Bill
from The Washington Post

Flood of Fees Draining Enron Funds
from The Washington Post

'Devil's Advocate' judges fees
from National Law Journal

How to protect the firm from inside flim-flam: fraudulent billing
From Law Office Administrator: The Newsletter for Legal Office Managers

How to Tell If Your Law Firm Is Padding Its Bills
From Warfield's Business Record

Businesses' Poor Communications With Law Firms Is Found Costly
From The Wall Street Journal

In the Business of Billing?
Lawyers Say a Rush for Money Is Shaking Profession's Standards

From The Washington Post

Suit Happens
From Electronic Business

Mixed Verdict For A Firm Accused
From Legal Times

Rockville company sues lawyers for $100 million
from Washington Business Journal


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