Mass. AG Wants Probe Of Southern Union Legal Fees

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts' attorney general called Thursday for a probe into $18 million in legal fees from a pollution class action that a Southern Union Co. unit may have improperly passed down to customers despite an alleged conflict of interest involving a top executive.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement that the fees from a class action over contaminated property went to Kasowitz Torres Benson & Friedman LLP, which employs Southern Union President and Chief Operating Officer Eric D. Herschmann.

Herschmann, who is also vice chairman...
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