Lawyer bills 29 hours in one day

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By Alex Aldridge on

A US lawyer is facing disciplinary proceedings after billing for a 29-hour day. According to an audit, state-funded defence work specialist Ben Swift also submitted bills for days where he worked for 23 hours, 21.5 hours and 21 hours… Swift’s own lawyer says that his client — who is the highest-paid court-appointed lawyer in Ohio — did the work and just needed to keep better records. The question of whether Swift’s alleged over-billing is deliberate or negligent will shortly be considered by the Ohio Supreme Court, reports the Dayton Daily News (£). The case is explored in more detail at US legal blog Above the Law.