How much does that cost total? Sometimes expert witness testimony as well. But I heard 90 percent of all employment discrimination cases settle before trial. Is that true? If so, I would not have to worry about court costs? This is for an ADA discrimination case.
Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
In my experience expert witness fees are by far the biggest cost. After that are deposition transcripts/court reporter and then filing fees. Travel can also be significant if needed. If the matter goes to trial, exhibits can be costly as well.
You should ask your lawyer about this before signing the contract. Please note that my experience is in injury law, employment might be a little different.
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Real Estate Attorney
Your attorney would be a much better source to answer this question, since he or she would know what is required in your case. For example, are there going to be dozens of witnesses deposed or just one? Court costs are probably the least expensive item on your list, so I would not suggest worrying about it. This should all be contained in your agreement with your attorney, and if you have any questions about what is and is not included, or what the estimate of those fees might be, your attorney is the one to ask.
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