Role Models America, Inc., Appellant v. Les Brownlee, Acting Secretary of the Army, et al., No. 02-5037 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 13, 2004).

Although this opinion concerns fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, its harsh criticism of the plaintiff's attorneys for their inadequate and inconsistent billing records is certainly a warning sign to plaintiff's attorneys seeking recovery of attorneys' fees and expenses under Title VII and other statutes allowing for fee-shifting. Look at the second half of this opinion before preparing a fee petition.

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