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Attorney Alexander A. Turney handles a variety of legal issues during an 8-hour workday.
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March 26, 2007
Alexander A. Turney is a lawyer who specializes in business and tax law and who represents a number of Summerset companies who are too small to have their own legal counsel. Last Friday, Alexander worked on different legal issues--including a bank loan--for Western Widgets and four other clients, spending a total of eight hours time on the casework. Given the billable hour data below, you should be able to decide the order 1st-5th in which Alexander dealt with the five companies' work, the legal issue he examined for each, and the amount of time he spent on each case.

  1. The longest time spent on any company's behalf--which wasn't spent on the software sales contract--was 3 hrs.
  2. Alexander spent twice as much time during the eight hours working on the trademark application as he did working on the case of the company whose work he did first on Friday.
  3. The Morris Motorcycles issue took 1 hr. longer than the company legal work Alexander did immediately before looking at the Morris Motorcycles case.
  4. Alexander worked on Gemini Group's issue immediately before spending time on one company's new office lease, which isn't the case he addressed for Farnsworth Foods.
  5. In consecutive order first-to-last, Alexander worked on these three cases: the one on which he spent 40 mins., one company's upcoming stock offering, and Dollar Discount's legal issue.
  6. The item Alexander worked for Morris Motorcycles isn't the trademark application.
  7. Alexander spent a total of four hours on the second through fourth cases he worked on Friday; he spent a different amount of time for each of the five companies.

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