Supreme Court Takes Dim View of Bankruptcy Fee Fight

A law firm's efforts to win a fee award for the cost of defending an earlier bankruptcy fee application went before a generally unsympathetic U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Practice

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Briefs & Arguments

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Rulings

  • Justices Sink Fraud Case Against Fisherman

    By Tony Mauro

    The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling against the federal prosecution of a Florida fisherman under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was hailed Wednesday as a blow against overcriminalization and zealous federal prosecutions.

  • Court Passes Up Circuit Split Over Tour Guide Licensing

    By Tony Mauro

    U.S. Supreme Court justices say they look for clear splits between federal appeals courts before they grant review of petitions before them. But on Monday, in a case involving New Orleans tour guides, the justices passed up just such a split.

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