Online Legal Research Costs

April 18, 2012

  • 101 Corporations and Business Organizations
  • 101VIII Derivative Actions; Suing or Defending on Behalf of Corporation
  • 101VIII(A) In General
  • 101k2062 Costs and Attorney Fees
  • 101k2063 k. In General.

101 Corporations and Business OrganizationsCosts for online legal research conducted by attorneys for shareholders in derivative action against medical corporation were recoverable, where attorneys had billed research expenses separately from their hourly rates, and use of online research services likely reduced the number of hours required for research, compared to manual searching, thereby lowering their overall fees.
In re UnitedHealth Group Inc. S’holder Derivative Litig., 631 F.3d 913 (8th Cir. 2011)
Suggested by Amy Feddema, Account Manager, Academic; Thomson Reuters; St. Paul, MN