Slashed Fees For McDermott In St. Vincent's Suit OK'd

Law360, New York (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The bankruptcy judge overseeing St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York's Chapter 11 proceedings did not abuse his discretion when he slashed around $460,000 from McDermott Will & Emery LLP's $2.2 million fee request, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday affirmed the fee cuts and also “reluctantly” agreed to hear St. Vincent's malpractice claims, finding that the bankruptcy court acted properly when it carved out those...
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