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Counsel for Debtor filed an amended application for compensation, in which Counsel reduced the amount of compensation sought by approximately $7,000 from the original application for compensation. The voluntary reduction was not explained by Counsel. Hence, the Court concluded that it arose from an error in calculation and was not an exercise of either billing judgment or Counsel's largesse. Because the section of the amended application devoted to "billing judgment" did not provide a sufficient analysis of why a voluntary reduction of actual fees would be inappropriate in this instance, but instead recited factors common to any Chapter 11 case, the Court, finding that the exercise of "billing judgment" is a requirement of all attorney fee applications, further reduced Counsel's fees by $745.

Entered: 
2004-03-18
Case: 
06-17365
Judge: 
Robert A. Gordon