Sheppard Mullin Settles Overbilling Suit

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton bills the city of South Gate $1M+ for criminal defense of a city official, and the firm helps procure a defense verdict. Then, the judge says the bill should have been $150,000, calling the firm’s bill “excessive and unreasonable … transcending beyond the stratosphere into deep outer space.” Sheppard Mullin settles the fee dispute with the city for $2M.