1This Memorandum Opinion constitutes the court’s findings of fact and conclusions of
law. The court’s jurisdiction was not at issue.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
DIVISION OF ST. THOMAS AND ST. JOHN
KOOL, MANN, COFFEE & CO., f/d/b/a
MOORE, OWEN, THOMAS & COMPANY,
Bankruptcy No. 3-90-00017
KOOL, MANN, COFFEE & CO.,
MOORE, OWEN, THOMAS
RESORT PROPERTIES, INC. and,
THOMAS O. MOORE
Adversary No. 3-91-00004
Related to Dkt. No. 122,
Defendants’ Application for
TRAMELL CROW, HARLAN R. CROW, et al.
Award of Costs and Attorney’s
TRAMMELL S. CROW, HARLAN R. CROW,
TRAMMELL S. CROW 1983 TRUST,
ST. THOMAS HOTEL INVESTORS LIMITED
PARTNERS, SHC ST. THOMAS CORPORATION,
WYNDHAM HOTEL COMPANY,
ST. THOMAS PARTNERSHIP
This is an application for attorney’s fees filed by defendants Trammell Crow, Harlan R.
Crow, Trammel S. Crow, Trammel S. Crow 1983 Trust, St. Thomas Hotel Investors Limited
Partners, SHC St. Thomas Corporation, Wyndham Hotel Corporation, and St. Thomas Partners.
Defendants seek attorney’s fees and costs pursuant to §541 of Title 5 of the Virgin Islands Code
2Section 4 provides
The rules of the common law, as expressed in the restatements
of the law approved by the American Law Institute, and to the
extent not so expressed, as generally understood and applied in
the United States, shall be the rules of decision in the courts of
the Virgin Islands in cases to which they apply, in the absence
of local laws to the contrary.
for an adversary proceeding commenced more than fifteen years ago. Plaintiffs filed a response
seeking denial or reduction of any fee and cost allowance. For the reasons cited, the defendants’
application is granted.
I. FACTUAL BACKGROUND AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY
Defendants were the prevailing parties in this adversary in which several plaintiffs joined
forces. Plaintiff Thomas O. Moore is an individual. Moore, Owen, Thomas Resort Properties,
Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Debtor, K