A multimillion-dollar fee fight in a Superfund case is testing whether a firm can file a secret affidavit supporting its fee application, so as to keep its special billing practices from the eyes of competitors in the environmental bar.

Eight months after a federal judge in Newark, N.J., ordered fees shifted in U.S. v. NCH Corp., 98-5268, and gave the parties a deadline to decide on a reasonable amount, they are back in court — disputing not only the $3 million demanded but whether the fee affidavit can be sealed.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]