Appeals Court Blocks Judge In KPMG Fee Spat

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After protests from KPMG, an appeals court has stopped the judge overseeing the accounting firm’s tax shelter criminal case from trying to hold and preside over a separate hearing involving a legal-fee dispute.

On Wednesday, a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan did not have the jurisdiction to hold a proceeding aimed at determining whether KPMG should be forced to pick up the legal tab for the former executives accused of...
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