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In re Universal Bldg. Prods.

Ruling: 
Applications by official committee of unsecured creditors to retain two law firms denied due to improper conduct in seeking retention.
Procedural posture: 
The Official Unsecured Creditors' Committee filed applications to retain two law firms as counsel. Those applications were opposed by the United States trustee and the debtors, who asserted that the law firms engaged in improper conduct through the use of a third party to contact unrepresented, mostly Asian, creditors, to induce them to vote for the law firms' employment.
Issue: 
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 04,2010, LexisNexis #1210-033