Yesterday, we presented the bill for the first two days of the Linda Moore v. Grafton Township Trustees suit that was filed on March 10th.
Lots of action on the part of Ancel Glink to defend the Trustees who did their best to replace Supervisor Linda Moore.
We got halfway through the March 12th bills when we reached the end of the page. So, onto page 3.
Today we finish revealing what was done on the rest of the March 12th and work through to March 19th.
March 12th, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer conferred with the McHenry County State’s Attorney and the Huntley Police Chief. With the billing being for a half an hour and the firm charging in fifteen minute increments, it looks like two phone calls. Another quarter hour was billed for reviewing “correspondence from State’s Attorney regarding next steps of criminal investigation.”
Associate James Olsen continued researching “background materials for court” for three hours, billed at $105 an hour.
Krafthefer continued to work with Township Administrator Pam Fender regarding the Annual Town Meeting, in this case the notice. What that has to do with the lawsuit is beyond me.
That finished up the third day after the case was filed.
Saturday, March 13th, Krafthefer was working hard. She billed 4 and three-quarters hours continuing drafting the counterclaim, a motion for a preliminary injunction and finalizing court pleadings.
The firm took the Sabbath off.
Monday, March 14th, Thomas DiCianni, the attorney who did the talking in court the next day, reviewed the resolutions regarding the supervisor and the material for the upcoming hearing.
Tuesday, March 15th, Stewart H. Diamond, another $185 per hour guy, wrote a memo of “suggestions for litigation response.”
Three and half hours for court for DiCianni. Next, an hour to tour the Grafton Township offices “for background information.”
Then, a two hour meeting with Huntley Police.
Six and a half hours at $185 per hour.
Jeff Jurgens spent an hour and a half finishing a memo on “litigation issues.”
Krafthefer was busy for five hours
touring the township hall, presumably with fellow Ancel Glink named partner DiCianni,
- meeting “with investigators from Huntley Police Department,
- researching and working “on amended counterclaim,” plus
- preparing “correspondence regarding additional items requested by police department for investigation.”
Tuesday, March 16th, was a big billing day for Ancel Glink, too.
Krafthefer spend a quarter hour reviewing “information regarding criminal investigation” and forwarding it to an investigator. No indication of whether it was to the Huntley Police Department or the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Associate Olsen worked seven hours researching “necessary background materials” and reviewing “documents from same.”
Krafthefer also reviewed correspondence from the highway department “with employees.”
Wednesday, March 17th, was a light day at the office, just two and a half hours billed.
Krafthefer prepared correspondence to the Township Trustees regarding the status of the counterclaim and the motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against Moore, as well as correspondence to Detective Kevin Keane, who it turns out is with the Huntley Police Department, with the information he requested.
Olsen spent an hour scanning and organizing documents from the McHenry County Clerk’s Office.
March 18th, a Thursday, was also an inexpensive day for Grafton Township taxpayers, just a hour and a half billed.
Krafthefer “exchanged(d) correspondence regarding criminal investigation,” gathered information requested by Detective Keane and prepared correspondence to him, as well as researched case law regarding employees.
Friday, March 19th, Krafthefer worked on “discovery matters and list for rider,” whatever the later is.
More on March 19th billings tomorrow.