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McCourt's bankruptcy lawyers bill $1.7 million, for 5 weeks

August 22, 2011 |  3:37 pm

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The law firm retained by Dodgers owner Frank McCourt to represent the team in its bankruptcy proceedings billed the team $1.7 million for five weeks of work, according to documents filed Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

There is no player in the Dodgers' starting lineup Monday who earns $1.7 million per month. Outfielder Andre Ethier has the highest monthly salary at $1.58 million, based on dividing annual salary by the six months of the regular season.

The firm of Dewey and LeBoeuf asked the court to authorize payment of $1.4 million, representing 80% of the fees charged by the attorneys and 100% of costs incurred by the firm.

The pay range for the Dewey team: 10 partners at $725 to $1,000 per hour; two counselors at $700 per hour; 17 associates at $385 to $650 per hour; seven paralegals at $200 to $295 per hour; 10 support staffers at $160 to $550 per hour.

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-- Bill Shaikin

Photo: Frank McCourt. Credit: Nick Ut/Associated Press.

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