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Attorney Fees

Have bankruptcy lawyers ‘killed their golden goose’? Trustee program sets new billing guidelines

Jun 24, 2013, 10:05 pm CDT


Where is the rest of this story? Why is the analysis and commentary on this really interesting topic so brief and shallow? Was this article attempting to comply with Twitter character requirements?

By CG on 2013 06 24, 11:28 pm CDT

Are you new to this site, CG? All of the stories here are synopses of their originals. That's the nature of the blog. It's interested in breadth of coverage rather than depth. The editors provide links to the complete stories for people who want more details. A sophisticated user like you must know about links. After all, you're familiar with Twitter.

By Pushkin on 2013 06 25, 1:52 am CDT

Geese can certainly make a mess of things when they start congregating in large numbers. You don't want them hanging around your pool deck, that is for sure. Still, I don't think it should be necessary to kill them. A number of noisemaking devices for control of aquatic waterfowl are available to run off ducks and geese without the use of lethal force. I certainly urge all of our colleagues, in bankruptcy practice and otherwise, to avail themselves of the non-lethal devices instead of killing geese outright.

By B. McLeod on 2013 06 25, 12:27 pm CDT

It's the gold that creates the problem, McLeod. It makes the geese too heavy to fly, so noisemaking won't work. Even if they wanted to leave, they couldn't. There's no choice but to kill them. The gold also makes them inedible, but you can scrape it off and bank it (until it's all gone - which I take it was the point of the story).

By Pushkin on 2013 06 25, 2:50 pm CDT

They charge so much for their services. Not everybody can afford fees like that which will eventually lead to problems in the firm. They must regulate their rates to have a better market.

By Tom Gusman on 2013 07 08, 8:29 am CDT

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