In re Tobis

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Ruling: 
Attorneys' one-third contingency fee for litigation of state court claims that were property of the estate approved.
Procedural posture: 
The court previously granted the bankruptcy trustee's application for court approval to employ applicant law firm to represent the trustee for the purpose of litigating certain state court claims that were property of the debtors' bankruptcy estate. The law firm applied for approval of payment of an attorney fee calculated as one-third of the $ 29,178.24 gross settlement proceeds from the trustee's compromise of the state court claims.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on April 01,2009, LexisNexis #0709-134