Legal expense management news for May 9, 2014

Canadian judge criticizes Nortel lawyers for “shocking” fees. “Dozens of professional firms working on the case have drawn more than $1 billion combined from Nortel during the bankruptcy, and the spending has intensified as the trial approaches.” (sub. req’d) The WSJ’s Law Blog also has the story.

The American Lawyer has fee data on the New Jersey “Bridgegate” imbroglio, Detroit’s bankruptcy, and the Apple e-book monitor. (sub. req’d)

U.K. panel review news: Big grocer concludes third panel review – jointly run by in-house counsel and procurement.

In “non-firm firm” news: Wal-Mart adds lawyers on site for Toronto shoppers – might the U.S. be next?

Law clerk’s letter to the editor regarding attorney’s billing “shenanigans” that allegedly “artificially pumped up his billing from $150,000 to well over $395,000.”

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