Woman: Attorney over-billed clients | VailDaily.com

Woman: Attorney over-billed clients

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” An El Paso County woman is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit she filed alleging that her former attorney over-billed clients.

Gretchen Smith, 74, has accused Mark Rue of fraud and theft from an at-risk adult, among other claims.

Her lawsuit, filed Feb. 29, alleges Rue inflated and fabricated time records and billing statements for his representation of her in drinking and driving cases.

Part of the lawsuit says Rue’s own records show he billed a total of 42 hours worth of work to multiple clients in one 24-hour day.

Rue told KRDO-TV that the allegations are unfounded and that his firm’s documents were misinterpreted.

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