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By Professor Nancy Rapoport

Dear Readers:

I know, I know—I’ve been absent from this column for a while,1 but I’ve found a set of cases that intrigued me, so here goes. In several cases, bankruptcy courts here in Nevada have made it clear that lawyers should do a better job of proving up their fees (and proofreading them), especially when the fee application contains the red flag of additional fees above the basic ones mentioned in the engagement letter.

In In re Covacevich, Case No. 17-12821-gs . . .

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