The judge presiding over the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Adelphia Communications has denied a request to appoint a special examiner to determine whether Boies, Schiller & Flexner, which formerly represented the cable television company, violated the bankruptcy code by failing to disclose that some of its lawyers, including children of senior partner David Boies, were financially interested in litigation support companies the firm recommended to Adelphia.

The company, which landed in bankruptcy in 2002 following allegations that its founding family, the Rigases, looted the company of hundreds of millions, asked Boies Schiller to resign as its special litigation counsel last August for failing to disclose those interests.