Who’s responsible for the investigator’s bill, or the process server’s or the court reporter’s bill, client or client and attorney?
In New York its both. World wide investigators Kroll Associates http://www.krollworldwide.com sued Sands Brothers & Co., Ltd [the client] as well as Littman Krooks & roth PC,http://www.elderlawnewyork.com, [the attorney] for an unpaid bill. Supreme Court, New York County, determined that the attorney is jointly responsible for the bill unless it expressly disclaims responsibility at the time it hires the investigator.
For the full text, see the decision, Kroll Assoc., Inc v. Sands Bros & Co., Ltd, 2005 NY Slip Op 51318(U) <a href="http://www.courts.state.ny.us/reporter/3dseries/2005/2005_51318.htm