A relator’s attempt to recover legal fees has prompted Chief Judge Royce Lamberth, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to issue an opinion lambasting amounts charged by WilmerHale and Wiley Rein, and attaching 74 pages of appendices outlining their billing rates — and reductions the court is making to them.

Lamberth slashed the fees from the $20 million requested by plaintiff Richard Miller to a little more than $7.5 million.

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