April 28, 2003

Lawyer caught with hand deep in the cookie jar but says it was innocent mistake

Attorney Barry Van Rensler, who charges $140 an hour in representing Upper Darby School District, said he billed the district for 75 hours of work instead of 0.75 of an hour, for a 45-minute conference on a property-tax appeal. His bill was $10,500 instead of $105, according to the The Philadelphia Inquirer's review. In one year, he had submitted one statement for an 81-hour day and three statements for 25-hour days. School officials said they do not believe the errors were intentional. [full story]

Posted by Tiger at April 28, 2003 06:21 PM