The Greenbacked Monster

This is why I want to be a lawyer.
Money-quote (literally):

A judge is ordering the Microsoft Corp. to pay $112.5 million to attorneys who successfully sued the software maker for monopolizing a segment of California’s market.

. . .

The attorneys who sued Microsoft here had requested $258 million in fees and costs, up to $3,000 an hour for one of the lead attorneys, Eugene Crew of San Francisco.

. . .

In all, dozens of attorneys and their assistants billed for 209,000 hours of work

Poor Mr. Crew! Now he only gets $1700 an hour. 😥

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