Reduction Of Atty Fees In Ex-Westar CEO Case OK'd

Law360, New York (July 13, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT) -- In a breach of contract dispute, a Kansas appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to reduce the hourly rates Westar Energy Inc. paid the lawyers defending its former CEO against charges that he tried to loot the public utility.

A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals said in two related decisions Friday that former Westar head David Wittig is not entitled to the fees charged by his attorneys with Piper Rudnick LLP, now a part of DLA Piper. However, the panel reversed...
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