No, this is not a "per se" frivolous case because your attorney does have to review a couple of fine points for you.
1. If you were compensated in any way by signing the waiver--if you were, the other side can argue that you make a contractual exchange akin a settlement
. In essence, the other party can argue that you sold your your rights away for valid compensation. Your attorney would have to review if such a transfer is possible and see case law to such effect.
2. If other avenues existed to you for bringing this case to court, such as arbitration or mediation clauses.
I am not sure if that involves 15 hours of billable time, but it can involve some checking for the attorney.
Be aware, however, your attorney may only charge you for research if the research that he or she is doing for you is highly specialized--otherwise the attorney is precluded from charging you for research for things that he should already know.
Dimitry Alexander Kaplun, Esq.
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