Sidley Goes After Asarco For $1.7M In Legal Fees

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 5:22 PM EDT) -- Sidley Austin LLP has asked a bankruptcy judge to reconsider an order that got Asarco LLC out of a $1.7 million legal tab for work on environmental and insurance litigation before the mining giant sought Chapter 11 protection.

In a motion filed Thursday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Sidley contended that Asarco did not properly notify the firm of its objection, nor did it provide the court with sufficient evidence to support it.

“The special circumstances of this case warrant...
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