Orrick Loses Sanctions Bid V. Whiteford, Energy Co.

Law360, New York (July 23, 2009, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A judge has rejected calls by Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to sanction a unit of defunct National Energy & Gas Transmission Inc. and its counsel, Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, for what Orrick had argued was a “frivolous appeal” to recover $678,000 in bankruptcy attorneys’ fees.

Judge Deborah Chasanow of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied the law firm's motion for sanctions on Wednesday, saying NEGT Energy Trading Holdings Corp.'s request to voluntarily dismiss its appeal — a request she granted...
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