A bitter seven-year fee fight between San Francisco attorneys Waukeen McCoy and Angela Alioto made it to the appellate level Wednesday, where three justices asked few questions and gave no indication how they would rule.

At stake, McCoy claims, is about $2 million in fees allegedly earned while working with Alioto for a year on a racial discrimination case against Interstate Brands Corp., the maker of Wonder Bread and Hostess Twinkies. He also disputes about $31,000 in costs awarded Alioto by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Robert Dondero.