A California plaintiffs attorney has filed a lawsuit against Chadbourne & Parke on behalf of a former client of the firm for what she claims is a hidden but widespread practice within the legal profession: law firms secretly profiting off legal research fees by overcharging clients. Saying that similar lawsuits are on the way, consumer protection attorney Patricia Meyer says she has evidence showing at least a dozen other law firms overcharge clients for legal research.
Lawsuit Claims Chadbourne Overcharged for Computerized Legal Research
The National Law Journal
May 8, 2009