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Bankruptcy judges deal with huge legal fees

Jan 15, 2020 - Tampa Bay Times
Bankruptcy

When a big Minneapolis law firm sought payment in one Tampa bankruptcy case, it submitted a bill more than 50 pages long, single-spaced. But that wasn't enough for Chief Bankruptcy Judge Alexander Paskay. "The court cannot determine from the application whether (travel) expenses were incurred for air travel, hotels or car rental," the judge complained. "A fee application should include a detailed list of expenses."

And to make sure the law firm got the point, Paskay cut its total reques...