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Bankr: Award reduced for excessive billing, duplicative suits (access required)

A bankruptcy court awarded some fees incurred to recover the debtor’s wrongly garnished wages, but said that counsel should have resolved the issue in the bankruptcy proceeding rather than filing two additional adversary suits. Further, especially in light of quarter-hour billing, paralegal fees were excessive in both rate and time spent. Background In this adversary proceeding, Debtor/Plaintiff ...