In re S.S. Body Armor

In this appeal, the Third Circuit reviewed three orders issued by the Bankruptcy Court. The orders approved a settlement entered in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of S.S. Body Armor I, Inc., and either granted or denied related applications for attorneys’ fees and expenses. Attorney Cohen appealed the orders to the District Court, which affirmed the Bankruptcy Court. The attorney then appealed to the Third Circuit, which reversed in part, holding that he was entitled to attorneys’ fees and expenses for his objection to the initial settlement in this case. However, the Third Circuit: affirmed the part of that order that denied the attorney’s claim to attorneys’ fees and expenses under the Bankruptcy Code; affirmed the Bankruptcy Court’s order awarding fees to counsel in one of the underlying lawsuits; and affirmed the Bankruptcy Court’s 2015 approval of a settlement in this case.

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