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Secured creditors and debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders that rely on standard carve-out provisions to limit the impact of bankruptcy professional fees on their collateral would be well-advised to take notice of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court decision from earlier this year. Judge Christopher S. Sontchi of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the Court) issued an opinion in In re Molycorp, Inc. (Case No. 15-11357) on Jan. 5, 2017 that serves as both a cautionary tale and an instruction manual.
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By Nyana Abreu Miller and Raul Torrao
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By Michael L. Cook
A review of recent cases shows that poor billing judgment and unreasonable billing have been with us for decades.
By Francis J. Lawall and Kenneth A. Listwak
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By Jonathan P. Friedland, Mark Melickian & Hajar Jouglaf
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