Panel Finds More Data Needed In Graubard Miller Fee Case

, New York Law Journal

More information is needed to determine if a Manhattan law firm's fee of $40 million for five months' work is unconscionable, the Court of Appeals ruled yesterday. The Court declined to grant a motion by the estate of Alice Lawrence to dismiss Graubard Miller's petition for payment. Rather, it sent the matter back to Manhattan Surrogate's Court, where the contingency fee and other payments have been in dispute since August 2005.

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