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Justices divide on lawyers’ right to ‘fees on fees’ (access required)

WASHINGTON – With millions of dollars at stake in this case alone, Supreme Court justices appeared divided Feb. 25 on whether lawyers for companies in bankruptcy proceedings are entitled to compensation for defending the fees they request or have already been awarded. Justice Sonia Sotomayor objected to such compensation, saying attorneys defend their fee awards out ...

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