In Carpenter v. Dinneen, (Del. Ch., June 3, 2008), read opinion here, the Chancery Court reviewed a petition for attorneys’ fees (based on a post-trial award) and discussed the applicable standards, including what the court considered a basis to reduce the amount of fees requested in one instance. A pre-trial opinion in the case was briefly summarized here on the blog. The 81-page post-trial decision that made a partial award of attorneys’ fees to the estate involved,  based in part on "pre-litigation conduct that was egregious", is available here.