West Headnote of the Day – July 27, 2010

July 27, 2010

West's Key 51 Bankruptcy
West's Key 51IX Administration
West's Key 51IX(E) Compensation of Officers and Others
West's Key 51IX(E)3 Attorneys
West's Key 51k3180 Items and Services Compensable
West's Key 51k3182 k. Necessity of Service.

51 BankruptcyDebtor’s attorney is not entitled to be compensated from bankruptcy estate for futile efforts aimed at achieving unattainable objectives; fees generated in tilting at windmills will be disallowed.
In re Saturley, 131 B.R. 509 (Bankr. D. Me. 1991)