Differing Perceptions of Attorney Fees in Bankruptcy Cases

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Part I describes the data. Part II shows that both judges and lawyers view the fee system through a self-serving lens. Each group tends to overstate the merits of its professional performance compared to the other group's perception of that performance. Part III explores interstate differences as a source of differing perceptions. It finds that judge and lawyer perceptions of the same reality can be as important as the real variation across states.

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Bankruptcy, Lawyers -- Fees, Bankruptcy reorganization

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Theodore Eisenberg (Cornell University)

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