David J. McMahon

David J. McMahon

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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Are "pro hac vice" counsel entitled to recover costs?

In Kalitta Air LLC v. Central Texas Airborne System Inc., 2013 DJDAR 16393 (2013), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a unique issue which other federal circuits have reached different conclusions on. The main issue...more

3/11/2014 - Legal Costs Litigation Fees & Costs Pro Hac Vice

Mandatory arbitration costs are properly assessed to law firm

In Roldan v. Callahan & Blaine, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District decided a unique case illustrating California’s public policy of ensuring a litigant’s access to the justice system. The case...more

9/26/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Legal Costs Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Litigation: Using Billing Surveys To Determine "Reasonable" Rates

David McMahon wrote an article published in Inside Counsel, Litigation: Using Billing Surveys to Determine "Reasonable" Rates, about hourly rates for attorneys and how they can be evaluated to determine whether they are...more

7/26/2013 - Corporate Counsel Legal Costs

Courts Must Show Their Work When Calculating Attorney Fee

In Barnard v. Theobald the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the district court abused its discretion when it reduced the amount of attorney’s fee by 40 percent without explaining why a 40 percent reduction is...more

7/22/2013 - Attorney's Fees Legal Costs

Defense Cost Analysis in Complex Environmental Fee Claims

Introduction - Many of our litigation management audits involve complex environmental cleanup cases. In these cases, it is important to first evaluate the underlying matter, including the fact patterns of the various...more

5/21/2013 - Burden of Proof Environmental Claims Environmental Liability Legal Costs

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