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High Cost of Typos

High Cost of Typos
« on: March 22, 2004, 08:59:08 AM »
I am sure some of you have seen this story. A federal judge in Philadelphia, hammered a typo prone attorney by reducing his fees by $31,500. Magistrate Judge Jacob Hart had all he could take after attorney Brian Puricelli filed numerous pleading and motions with his court filled with errors that could have been eliminated by careful proofreading. Among his errors were misspellings of the judge’s name and the name of the court he was before. In the end, Judge Hart reduced attorney fees for document preparation from $300 per hour to $150 per hour. I imagine the endless jokes from other attorneys will sting almost as badly as the reduced fees. Maybe, I should sign up for that remedial grammar class at the community college.

I have a link to the full NYT story on http://www.lawschoolafterdark.com.