California Bank Opposes Meruelo Bid To Hire DLA Piper

Law360, New York (October 26, 2009, 1:30 PM EDT) -- California Bank & Trust has urged a bankruptcy judge to reject a request from Meruelo Maddux Properties Inc. to hire DLA Piper LLP as special counsel nunc pro tunc to the end of March, claiming that the debtor is trying to retain the firm as a second set of general counsel.

The opposition, filed Friday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, also argues that the bankrupt real estate company has not provided any explanation for why it waited so long to...
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