For the third time, The Monson Law Firm was successful in limiting the fees sought by Nader “Anthony” Odeh for his deposition testimony. During Odeh’s deposition in the case of Doris Kelly vs. Lighthouse Property Insurance Corporation, Mr. Odeh walked out of his deposition due to a dispute over his fees. Prior to the deposition, Odeh sought $450.00 per hour with a $1,500.00 minimum. However, in open Court on April 20, 2017, the Honorable Kern A. Reese limited Mr. Odeh’s fees to $150.00 per hour.
This is the third time that The Monson Law Firm has successfully limited Odeh’s fees based on his qualifications. As stated by the Honorable Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. in the case of Marquette vs. SFIC:
Considering the paucity of educational background and the shallowness of relevant experience reflected in Odeh’s curriculum vitae, including no evidence that he has ever been recognized as an expert in any federal court….I find that Odeh is appropriately compensated for Rule 26(b)(4) purposes at the low end of the approval range; specifically, $150.00 per hour for time actively spent in providing his deposition testimony.
Likewise, in the case of Christopher Dickerson v. Lighthouse Property Insurance Corporation, the Honorable Wilson Fields limited Odeh’s fees to $150.00 per hour in an April 26, 2016 hearing.