If there’s a lesson to be learned in Naiel Nassar v. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center it is that a plaintiffs attorney who puts on a “superb” civil rights case can win nearly all of her requested attorney fees — even when she charges $750 an hour.

That’s what happened on July 27 when U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle of Dallas approved nearly all of the half-million dollars in attorney fees requested by four lawyers who represented a plaintiff in a successful employment discrimination and retaliation suit against UT Southwestern.

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