Apple Objects to $138,432 Legal Fee for Two Weeks of Antitrust Monitoring

Apple Objects to $138,432 Legal Fee for Two Weeks of Antitrust Monitoring

Posted November 29, 2013 at 6:06pm by iClarified · 28 comments · Add Comment
Dr. Harry J. Maue - December 7, 2013 at 8:35am
Good point be we are addressing the hourly rate not aggregate fees and expenses and the general additude that the lawyer has expressed his views in his appointment. I was a bit surprised by the arrogance seems to me he should keep his opinions to himself and the judge should tell him to keep a quite. Hopefully common sense will prevail and this chap will be subject to eirher some type of oversight or replaced with a company that does this type of work reasonably without any outside help. Respectfully submitted. STUART/MAUE Saint Louis, Missouri.
piggypigs - December 7, 2013 at 7:05am
on the other hand .. they paid their own lawyer 60 million in one lawsuit ...
Dr. Harry J. Maue - December 2, 2013 at 2:32am
You would think that would be the case but this situation appears to be different from what we are used too. The idea behind appointing a fee monitor is not to appear to be taking advantage of your appointment you should be above such reproach and not express an attitude that pay up and shut up you have no input regarding our appointment. There are a lot of questions surrounding this appointment first why was the appointment outside the monitor's own law firm why do you need help to monitor the fees and not to mention the expenses ( which are never addressed )and markups on outside contractors and this 15% administrative fee very confusing. My company has been a fee appointed monitor for over 20 years and we have never such things plus our rate is $395 per hour because we look at our role as being part of a solution to control legal fees and expenses and never be a part of the problem as it appears in this case. I hope I am not coming across as self-serving because whether you appoint our company or another reputable fee examination company I feel that the client has been served and all parties should benefit from this type or professional service. This case is not an isolated situation because a similar scenario is taking place right now in the City of Detroit bankruptcy. We can only hope that this case and future such cases will be handled with a little more care for all parties.
Dr. Harry J. Maue - December 1, 2013 at 6:51am
I believe Apple is correct in their assertion that these fees should be challenged as no company should be forced to pay any fees and associated expense without the benefit of full documentation. As the founder of the legal auditing profession almost 30 years we have assisted companies and judges in the review of legal fees and documented expenses in order to ascertain whether or not they are in full compliance with the courts billing protocols and a myriad of court cases. We apply all these rules and protocol's using experienced lawyers and forensic accountants to assure all parties that these fees and expenses are reasonable as they apply to these guidelines. It is something that needs to be done immediately before the finger pointing and negative commentaries get any more prolific.
Question - December 1, 2013 at 5:10pm
Since you actually posted an intelligent and relevant comment, and you seem familiar with the subject, I have a question: since the monitor was court-appointed, wouldn't the fees also have been approved by the court ahead of time? It seems unlikely that a monitor would be given carte blanche to charge whatever they wanted in this kind of situation, and that such a matter wouldn't be dealt with simultaneously with the appointment itself. Usually in these scenarios (like in chapter 7's) if the monitors get cute, it's not with the fees themselves but with the hours billed.
Tim's Cock - November 30, 2013 at 9:46pm
Apple are such cheap bastards!
Trolls cock - December 1, 2013 at 1:31am
Your comment is the defenition of attention whore full of shit to spill here!
Tony Willimas - December 12, 2013 at 6:35am
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AHMJ - November 30, 2013 at 12:43am
Comparing to a judge pay is a smart tip. It will make the judge boil against that guy!
Fukran John - November 29, 2013 at 10:45pm
haha. Apple should pay much more than this. They should have thought about it while they were copying other devices. Once you are doing illegal stuffs then you obliged to pay
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Fukjohn Rah - November 29, 2013 at 11:50pm
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Fukjohn Rah - November 29, 2013 at 11:50pm
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Fukjohn Rah - November 29, 2013 at 11:51pm
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Fukjohn Rah - November 29, 2013 at 11:51pm
You're already paying more on your internet bill like you did with trolls writing shit, even for you!
Fukjohn Rah - November 29, 2013 at 11:51pm
You're already paying more on your internet bill like you did with trolls writing shit, even for you!
Fukjohn Rah - November 29, 2013 at 11:51pm
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m[o][0]m - November 29, 2013 at 8:37pm
Lol. This is getting paid by the money Samsung lost to apple.
jnffarrell1 - November 29, 2013 at 7:12pm
Apple should be glad that a top consultant spent 60 hours per week for the first two weeks getting up to speed. $1100/hour is common for leading engineering consultants as well as for lawyers.
Ken - November 29, 2013 at 8:01pm
Lawyers...
Hoeny - November 29, 2013 at 7:12pm
I don't see any violations involving this "monitoring" business!
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