Judge OKs $31K In Attorneys' Fees In Calif. EB-5 Case

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Law360, New York (July 25, 2016, 6:00 PM ET) — A California federal judge has granted a visa-seeking Chinese woman nearly $32,000 in attorneys’ fees in a dispute stemming from her EB-5 petition, cutting the requested amount by almost a third. 

U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real ruled July 20 that while he agreed with Shoumin Zhang that $350.00 per hour is a reasonable rate for her two current attorneys, he disagreed that 130.1 hours was an appropriate amount of time to bill. Zhang’s attorneys said that was how many hours they spent defending her against…

Source: Law360