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- From: John Nichols <cejn(--nospam--at)engmail.newcastle.edu.au>
- Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 14:03:05 +1000
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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