How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

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How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby scifiguy » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:12 am

I've heard that billing fraud is not uncommon in law and curious if people know how common it is and at what levels of law does it occur most?

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Re: How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby EvilClinton » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:50 am

Stop making threads.

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Re: How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby smaug_ » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:56 am

EvilClinton wrote:Stop making threads.

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Re: How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby HankBashir » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:09 am

hibiki wrote:
EvilClinton wrote:Stop making threads.

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Re: How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby Aawaldrop » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:14 am

HankBashir wrote:
hibiki wrote:
EvilClinton wrote:Stop making threads.

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Re: How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:43 am

Aawaldrop wrote:
HankBashir wrote:
hibiki wrote:
EvilClinton wrote:Stop quoting people.


FTFY

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Re: How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby holmesboy » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:52 am

Aawaldrop wrote:
HankBashir wrote:
hibiki wrote:
EvilClinton wrote:Stop making threads.

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Re: How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby guano » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:51 am

scifiguy wrote:I've heard that billing fraud is not uncommon in law and curious if people know how common it is and at what levels of law does it occur most?

Fraud might not be the right word, but there's definitely padding going on. Thing is, it doesn't really matter. If you, as an associate, spend 3 hours on something that should ordinarily take 1, don't think for a second that the client will be paying for 3 hours of your time. Doesn't matter what you bill, if a certain task ordinarily is charged a particular rate, then that's what the client will probably pay.

There are people who know far more about billing practices than I do, but, at least when dealing with other companies, more often than not the person on the other side has been in biglaw and is familiar with costs and time requirements, and will not let you just bilk them at your leisure.

Now stop making threads

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Re: How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby DCDuck » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:01 am

Stop making threads.

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Re: How Common is Billing Fraud in Law?

Postby DCDuck » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:06 am

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