Trustee Wants Pillsbury Off Bankruptcy Case

Law360, New York (March 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An alleged $75 million conflict of interest has prompted calls for the ousting of law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman from a long-running bankruptcy case.

The U.S. Trustee overseeing SonicBlue’s Chapter 11 case filed a motion to have the firm thrown off the case and forfeit some $4 million it has earned as counsel for the debtors in the past four years.

The motion alleges that an opinion letter the firm wrote in 2002 to a group of creditors promising a return on their $75 million...
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