After years of wrangling over more than $6 million in unpaid legal fees, Debevoise & Plimpton has taken a timber company to court over its refusal to pay the bill. Debevoise sued Candlewood Timber Group last month after its former client failed to pay its multimillion-dollar tab. Candlewood said Debevoise does not deserve the "exorbitant" $6 million sum, claiming the law firm overstaffed the matter with associates of "no apparent skill" and was replaced by another firm for trial.
In Rare Move, Debevoise Sues Client Over $6 Million in Unpaid Bills
New York Law Journal
December 9, 2009