Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Court rejects objection to discovery sanction based on prevailing counsel's billing rate

"[T]he Court does not find it unreasonable that [partners] and higher level associates would participate to some extent in ongoing discovery disputes and strategy related thereto, particularly since several of these disputes were aired before this Court, and the Court also does not find their billing rates [$630 for an attorney with 15 years experience, $455 for an attorney with 6 years experience, and $280 for an attorney with 1 year of experience] to be excessive in this context."

Matlink Inc. v. Home Depot Inc., 3-07-cv-01994 (CASD October 27, 2008, Order).

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