Congoleum Attorneys Appeal Disgorged Fees

Law360, New York (April 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Gilbert Heintz & Randolph LLP, a former insurance counsel for Congoleum Corp. is appealing a bankruptcy court order that voided $13 million in attorney fees due to an alleged conflict of interest in the flooring company's asbestos-related Chapter 11 case.

Gilbert Heintz was originally hired as special insurance counsel by Congoleum in January 2004, a month after the New Jersey-based flooring materials business filed for bankruptcy.

Last October, a federal judge removed Gilbert Heintz from the case after accusing the firm of a conflict of interest....
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