Court reporter’s bill: 10 November— $637.00.
Charge for airline tickets: 12 November— $560.00.
Charge for hotel room and meals: 12 November—$150.00.
Review deposition summary: 30 November—1.0 hr.
This deposition accounts for 20 billing entries spread over seven monthly bills. If this is a typical litigation case, these seven bills may each have 150 other entries. It would easily take an hour to locate and tabulate the entries for this single deposition. It would be impossible to tabulate them in most bills because the individual entries do not reference the deposition that they are associated with. Importantly, each monthly bill has had more charges for the deposition. The client has no way to know how long these charges will go on.