Pillsbury Winthrop Ousted From Bankruptcy Case

Law360, New York (March 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After serving as debtor counsel for SonicBlue for nearly four years, a federal judge has thrown Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman off the electronics maker’s longstanding bankruptcy case due to an alleged $75 million conflict of interest.

On Monday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marilyn Morgan bounced the firm from the proceedings, potentially jeopardizing the $4 million in fees that the firm has earned as counsel for the debtors since 2003.

“In the end, however, whether intentional or inadvertent, (Pillsbury’s) failure to disclose this significant and disabling conflict in...
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