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Re: Courts putting cap on engr hourly fee?

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Courts have always had the power to set fees as they can review costs of
case.  I have heard of several instances where lawyers fees adjusted by court.

There isn't a forensic expert I would pay $300.00 US an hour for that i can
think of.





At 22:25 19/05/98 -0400, you wrote:
>     I went to a seminar Fri by ASCE on Forensic engineering at UC Irvine
>where it was mentioned by the panel of lawyers that in the San Diego area
>courts are putting a cap on expert wittness hourly rates. They mentioned about
>$300/hour as a maximum. While this is significantly more than i have ever
>charged hourly, the pricipal of courts ( run by judges who are lawyers )
>setting our rates seems unfair.
>     On the other hand, i don't see why anyone would charge significantly less
>now if this is the case.
>     If anyone out there has personal experience of this i would appreciate
>hearing about it.
>Thanks in advance.
>
>     Tom Harris , SE
>     Thousand Oaks, CA
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