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Last month, when the New York Law Journal ran a front page article about Debevoise & Plimpton ‘s suit against a former client for $6 million in unpaid legal bills, the NYLJ‘s Nate Raymond astutely noted the risks associated with such a move. “If I were advising any law firm, I would tell them suing a client over fees is a no-win situation,” John Marquess, president of Legal Cost Control, told Raymond. “It’s going to get you adverse publicity you may or may not recover from. And if it went before a jury, juries hate lawyers.”

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