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Stormy Daniels blasts Trump's 'staggering' request for nearly $350,000 in legal fees
cnbc ^ | November 6, 2018 | Kevin Breuninger

Posted on 11/08/2018 3:21:58 PM PST by lowbridge

Porn star Stormy Daniels asked a federal judge to drastically reduce President Donald Trump's demand for nearly $350,000 in attorney's fees in her recently dismissed defamation suit.

Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, argued that the $341,559.50 requested for an alleged 509.25 hours of attorney time is a "staggering and grossly inflated sum."

The proper figure is closer to $25,000, Avenatti said in the court filing Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

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To: KevinB
$650 per hour is fairly typical for high caliber, big city lawyers.

Absolutely right, wife is a law secretary and 650 an hour is dead on. Avennati wants those 509 hours charged at his rate of $50 an hour..
61 posted on 11/08/2018 3:48:50 PM PST by ratzoe
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To: Conserv
C'mon, that's a little better than $49/hr.

Avenatti probably thinks all lawyers are worth what he gets.

62 posted on 11/08/2018 3:49:23 PM PST by skimbell
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To: lowbridge

Now you see that, Stormy? If you had kept your heavily rouged mouth closed, as per NDA, none of this would have happened!
How’s the Creepy Porn Lawyer workin’ out for you?
You know, the little bald headed guy who talks.


63 posted on 11/08/2018 3:50:42 PM PST by lee martell (AT)
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To: lowbridge

Tough toenails, Stormy.

A Category 5 hurricane named Donald J. Trump is blowing through your bank account.

Better dance around a helluva lot of stripper poles to raise that sum.


64 posted on 11/08/2018 3:50:50 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Hey liberals! Trump in 2020. Because, 'eff you!)
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To: Jim Noble

Now THAT is FUNNY!


65 posted on 11/08/2018 3:51:20 PM PST by Aria
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To: From The Deer Stand

Use the ‘Go-Fund Me’ cash from the Liberals LOL


66 posted on 11/08/2018 3:51:26 PM PST by griswold3 (Just another unlicensed nonconformist in a dangerous Liberal world.)
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To: unread

And the beauty is had she kept her mouth shut, she’d be plus $250k instead of minus $350k


67 posted on 11/08/2018 3:51:40 PM PST by 50mm
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To: Doogle

Someone is going to have to use that title for a movie.
“Stormy’s Wetter”.


68 posted on 11/08/2018 3:52:19 PM PST by lee martell (AT)
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To: lowbridge

509.25 hours of attorney time is a “staggering and grossly inflated sum.”

The proper figure is closer to $25,000, Avenatti said

25,000 for 500 hours of Avenatti’s time is 25,000 to much.


69 posted on 11/08/2018 3:53:41 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lowbridge

Well Stormy, lawyers don’t work for nothing just as you don’t when you take your clothes off.

Life is hard!


70 posted on 11/08/2018 3:54:58 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: ratzoe
Avennati wants those 509 hours charged at his rate of $50 an hour..

Avennati is a sleazy plaintiff lawyer, basically the bottom of the barrel where it comes to lawyers, and takes his cases on a contingency basis. He has gotten lucky and done well on a couple of those cases, but has lived well above his means, has stolen from his partners and hasn't paid his taxes. He is consequently is a world of hurt financially. Desperate people do desperate things and we have seen a lot of that out of him the last year or so.

71 posted on 11/08/2018 3:56:58 PM PST by KevinB (If I'm ever arrested, I'm switching parties.)
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To: lowbridge

Embrace the suck Stormy.


72 posted on 11/08/2018 3:59:51 PM PST by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever!)
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To: lowbridge

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Old Stormy is gonna have to “bare it all”.....LOL


73 posted on 11/08/2018 4:01:56 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: lowbridge

I hope Trump petitions the court to add these nuisance fees to the total.

The court decides, Avenatti. Pay up or serve some time. Your choice, scumbag


74 posted on 11/08/2018 4:02:05 PM PST by confederatecarpetbag
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To: lowbridge

Here’s a math question: How many “tricks” would a two bit whore have to turn to earn $350,000?


75 posted on 11/08/2018 4:03:46 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: lowbridge

oh nose, mr. bill! doesn’t calling a porn star “horseface” disrespect women or something? ...


76 posted on 11/08/2018 4:05:47 PM PST by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: Panzerlied
How many “tricks” would a two bit whore have to turn to earn $350,000?

At two bits a piece, I'm guessing about 1,400,000.

77 posted on 11/08/2018 4:05:58 PM PST by ssaftler (This space for rent.)
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To: 50mm

Can she counter sue for resulting wear and tear on her keister to make back the money she now owes? Or will the judge rule she should pay it off from suitable jobs for her such as cleaning and transporting toilets for large outdoor events?

I walked past her hardcover book in the bargain books table at a discount store near here. Megyn Kelly’s has been there for many months.

As Shakespeare wrote:
A poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage,and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Guess both of their short times in the spotlight ended.


78 posted on 11/08/2018 4:05:58 PM PST by frank ballenger ("End vote fraud,noncitizens & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: lowbridge
Right Mr. Avenatti...I know a lot of attorneys who work for $50 an hour...

I'm starting to think that the two hustlers have an agreement among themselves that if he (Avenatti) loses....he will pay her attorney fees.

79 posted on 11/08/2018 4:06:56 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: KevinB

Any ethical attorney who gives you a free consultation will tell you three things: is your case winnable, if you go ahead and lose can you afford the fees and can you afford his fees if he takes it and wins.

If you don’t get that advice, that attorney should be disbarred. Michael Avenatti is a joke of a bad lawyer.


80 posted on 11/08/2018 4:08:03 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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