A Pennsylvania judge slashes a lawyer’s hourly rate for typos and careless writing, Law.com reports. As reported by Shannon P. Duffy: “Finding that attorney Brian Puricelli’s courtroom work was ‘smooth’ and ‘artful’ in securing a $430,000 verdict in a civil rights suit, but that his written work was ‘careless’ and laden with typographical errors, a federal magistrate judge has ruled that his court-awarded fees should be paid at two rates — $300 per hour for the courtroom work, but $150 per hour for work on the pleadings. “

Photo of Bob Ambrogi Bob Ambrogi

Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.