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Correction to previous post on the Duzan case

On December 17, I published a post on this site, which referred to a proposed contract with Lynne Turner,  a court-appointed guardian for Sara Duzan.

Turner, who was appointed Sara’s guardian in December 2011, proposed a contract for her guardianship services for Sara that specified fees to the Duzan family of $200 per hour for services from Turner, $200 per hour for services from another unnamed attorney in her firm, and $75 per hour for a paralegal and $25 per hour for a clerk in the firm. The proposed contract was signed by Turner.  It was incorrect of me to have added those hourly charges together to state that the total  proposed hourly charge to the Duzans was $500.  I regret the error.  The post has been corrected.

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  1. January 14, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I hadn’t noticed those figures or the total in your prior blog, David, but I appreciate your clarification. Even the lower, non-cumulative rates are difficult for an average family to come up with. I know that in our family we try to be very judicious/frugal in hopes of maintaining as much of a fund as we can to provide for our disabled loved one should he outlive us.


  2. Anonymous
    January 14, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Why was it incorrect of you to add the sums together if it was all going to the same place? Was that the only claim of incorrect information in your post?


  3. January 14, 2014 at 2:33 am

    That’s the only incorrect information I know of in the post. If two attorneys in a firm are each charging you $200 per hour and they each work for one hour, the total charge to you will be $400; however, the attorneys have together worked a total of two hours, so the charge is still $200 an hour. That’s why you can’t add their hourly charges together and why I corrected the post.


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