Lehman Creditors Defend Extra Attys' Fees

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Bank of New York Mellon Corp. and other large creditors of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. on Monday defended $26 million in extra attorneys’ fees that went to Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and other firms under Lehman's bankruptcy plan, arguing they deserve the money despite complaints from the U.S. trustee.

A lawyer for the creditors defended a court order upholding the fee award at oral argument before U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in Manhattan federal court.

Dennis F. Dunne of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy...
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