Law360 (April 28, 2021, 3:15 PM EDT) — A New Jersey federal judge has refused to grant attorney William S. Katchen’s bid to grab nearly $98,000 from an anti-terrorism nonprofit’s Chapter 11 plan, reasoning that he didn’t show that his representation of an affiliate benefited the nonprofit itself.
U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson on Tuesday affirmed a bankruptcy court’s dismissal of Katchen’s application for a substantial contribution award from the American Center for Civil Justice Inc. Katchen represented Religious Liberty & Tolerance Inc., an ACCJ affiliate and the nonprofit’s largest creditor.
RLT lodged a $14.8 million claim in ACCJ’s bankruptcy estate, based on money allegedly owed under a…
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