“At First Blush, It’s a Lot of Money”

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"At first blush, it’s a lot of money, but at second blush, it wasn’t a huge fee case for the efforts involved."

— Thomas Girardi, of Girardi & Keese, a plaintiffs’ firm that shared in a $170 million award of fees and expenses for a case against Sempra Energy.  The amount worked out to $1808.51 per hour of time spent by plaintiffs’ attorneys on the case.  Which at first blush, does seem like a lot of money.

"Big fee for plaintiffs in Sempra case," The Recorder, Oct. 9, 2006, at pp. 1, 6.