New York (Aug. 19, 2004) -- Deloitte & Touche, Deloitte Consulting and KPMG are seeking combined fees of nearly $350 million for their respective work on the WorldCom bankruptcy, according to court documents.

All together, the consultants, lawyers and other advisers who helped WorldCom, now doing business as MCI, emerge from bankruptcy on April 19, are seeking $613 million in fees and expenses -- the most ever in a bankruptcy case, according to published reports.

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