I have written before on the costs of litigating a discrimination lawsuit.  Connecticut Employment Law blog reports about a case in which the employee obtained as part of her settlement $16,000 in lost pay and $130,000 in attorney’s fees.  Note how much higher are the attorney’s fees of the employee’s lawyer.  $130,000 means the lawyer spent anywhere from 200-500 hours on the case, not unheard of at all.  Typically, employment lawsuits are fought over much more than other sorts of lawsuits.  Lawyers on both sides will invest 200 hours or more in an average employment lawsuit.