6th Circ. Panel Revives Firm Fight For Ch. 11 Retainer

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A Sixth Circuit bankruptcy panel on Thursday faulted a lower court for denying fees to debtor’s counsel Cupps & Garrison LLC and ordering disgorgement of the firm's retainer after its client converted to Chapter 7.

The Sixth Circuit's Bankruptcy Appellate Panel found that the court misapplied bankruptcy law when it denied Cupps & Garrison’s request for roughly $20,000 in fees and required the firm to relinquish the $10,000 retainer in order to pay the Chapter 7 trustee who later oversaw the liquidation of child care company...
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