Baker Botts Stands Firm On $142M Asarco Bill

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Facing terse objections from Asarco LLC over a whopping $142 million fee request, Baker Botts LLP is seeking to compel the reorganized mining company to substantiate claims that the firm is overbilling for 52 months of bankruptcy counsel.

On Wednesday, Baker Botts urged Judge Richard S. Schmidt of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas to order Asarco to provide discovery elaborating on the alleged deficiencies and surcharges the company has staunchly but vaguely condemned.

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