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The Cost of Being Right

Last year, two Washington state lawyers sued Avvo, an attorney rating website, over the scores that Avvo had assigned to their profiles. Although Avvo managed to obtain a successful conclusion to the case within 6 months by convincing the judge to grant its motion to dismiss, it still cost Avvo a pretty penny to prevail. Now, we know exactly how much it cost Avvo thanks to a lawsuit filed by Avvo against its insurer that disclosed that Avvo had spent $134,000 in fees, costs and expenses defending the Browne v. Avvo suit.

3 replies on “The Cost of Being Right”

Well, the best things in life may be free but freedom and justice have its costs and reputation is often more valuable than money. This explains why the lawyers sued and Avvo had to spend that much.

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