Midland Fights Kirkland's Innkeepers Fee Bid

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 2:55 PM EST) -- Midland Loan Services Inc. has challenged Kirkland & Ellis LLP's request for $1.6 million in fees for the month of September related to its representation of troubled hotel company Innkeepers USA Trust, with the secured lender asking the bankruptcy court to consider whether the amount is reasonable.

In a filing Monday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Midland raised a number of issues with Kirkland's monthly application, filed Oct. 29.

At the time, the firm deferred requesting payment of about...
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