Rotech Judge Slashes Baker & McKenzie Fee Request

Law360, Wilmington (January 31, 2014, 5:30 PM EST) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge slashed Baker & McKenzie LLP's $1 million fee request in the Rotech Healthcare Inc. Chapter 11 by $300,000 on Friday, ruling that the law firm ran up an “unreasonable” professional fee tab while it represented the ultimately out-of-the-money equity committee.

At a hearing in Wilmington, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Peter J. Walsh said the objections lodged by the reorganized debtor against the fee requests, which said the firm wasted time and money drawing the case into unnecessary litigation, were “on point,” and delivered...
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