And you thought your lawyer was expensive!

Probably the worst part about pursuing a legal remedy to a problem is hiring a lawyer. It's not that they're not good. It's not that they don't help you win your case. It's that they're so darn expensive for the average person. With billing rates in the hundreds of dollars per hour, the cost to have an attorney go to court for you can rise quickly.

But companies with deep pockets find attorneys expensive too. Just as Sun-Times Media Group (formerly Hollinger International), the parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times and several smaller newspapers. The company reported numbers for 2007, and they weren't good.