Ruth Madoff’s Attys Can't Claim Legal Fees, Judge Says

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from Ruth Madoff’s attorneys for nearly $24,800 in legal fees for a contract dispute unrelated to her husband Bernard L. Madoff’s case, stating that the amount was part of $170 billion the imprisoned fraudster had to forfeit.

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin, who had handed Bernie Madoff his 150-year prison sentence in June 2009 and has since risen to a seat on the Second Circuit, said that EpsteinBeckerGreen did not have sufficient legal interest over the...
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