Legal Fee Auditor and Consultant retained by counsel for insurer in superfund litigation ongoing coverage dispute. Reviewed fees and costs of $8,518,491.62 billed by 65 timekeepers from one law firm, along with $371,160.33 billed by 10 timekeepers from local counsel.
Legal Fee Auditor and Consultant retained by counsel for multiple insurers to review $5,414,275.53 in legal fees and costs billed by 22 law firms in groundwater contamination class action, other environmental, and other related litigation for the insured global technology company. Identified mathematical errors and billing discrepancies, double billing, tasks related to representing others (non-covered parties), and various reasonableness issues.
Legal Fee Auditor and Consultant for insurer to to conduct independent audit of $1,383,065.10 in fees and costs recorded by 35 timekeepers in coverage case arising out of insured’s breach of contract, environmental, and bankruptcy matters.
Legal Fee Auditor in massive environmental contamination litigation to review in excess of $70,000,000.00 in fees and costs billed by 24 law firms and 95 outside litigation support vendors. Analysis included allocation of fees between litigation vs. business activities, insurance coverage activities, and various reasonableness defense fee categories.
Legal Fee Auditor in insurance coverage dispute related to underlying environmental litigation for groundwater contamination matters filed both as administrative claims by government agencies and suits by private parties. Reviewed and analyzed $9,458,378.42 in fees and expenses billed by 169 timekeepers from 3 law firms to allocate billing based on time period and project, and to identify reasonableness issues.
Legal Fee Auditor and Consulting Expert in environmental contamination, toxic tort, and class action claims against insured and its directors and officers. Reviewed $8,659,477.37 in Fees billed by 109 timekeepers from 7 law firms to identify and provide expert testimony regarding billing problems and deficiencies in invoices.
Legal Fee Auditor in insurance coverage dispute over superfund and groundwater contamination investigations and litigation. Reviewed $4,676,791.20 in Fees billed by 41 timekeepers from 2 law firms to identify reasonableness issues in invoices and to allocate covered from unrelated tasks.
Legal Fee Auditor for reasonableness expert in ongoing fee dispute over $12,764,859.78 in legal fees and expenses billed by 25 timekeepers from 3 law firms for representation of shipping firm in EPA superfund site investigation.
Legal Fee Auditor retained by insurer through insurer’s reasonableness expert to audit $63,000,000.00 in fees billed by 124 timekeepers from national counsel in hundreds of groundwater contamination claims filed by 17 states, counties, and other municipalities against an international petrochemical corporation in multidistrict litigation. Audited for reasonableness and allocation issues
Review for insurance carrier of over $12,000,000 in defense costs submitted by insured municipality in connection with environmental litigation, including identification and allocation of fees and costs associated with covered and non covered claims.