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In re Stokes Excavating Inc.

Ruling: 
Reasonable attorneys' fees of pension fund allowed under debtor corporation's collective bargaining agreement with union, which was not rejected or modified.
Procedural posture: 
Debtor corporation filed a petition under chapter 11 and operated its business as a debtor-in-possession. A health, welfare, and pension fund filed a claim against the debtor's bankruptcy estate, seeking payment of dues and contributions the debtor was required to make under a collective bargaining agreement ("CBA"), and after the court ordered the debtor to make those payments, the fund sought an award of attorneys' fees.
Issue: 
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 09,2011, LexisNexis #0212-095