U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Arthur B. Briskman, however, deniedEarl's other request for $400,000 in consulting fees. Earl willalso receive a car allowance, health and life insurance in abenefits package valued at a minimal $25,000 per year, lawyersfollowing the bankruptcy case but not directly associated with it,tell Globe St.com.

"It makes you wonder, doesn't it, how a firm trying to reduceexpenses is still able to pay its top man that amount of money," anOrlando bankruptcy lawyer not associated with the Chapter 11 filingtells GlobeSt.com on condition of anonymity.

Planet Hollywood continues to operate its 10 remainingcompany-owned restaurants on a court-approved debtor-in-possessionstatus. That means the company must ask the judge for permission topay all expenses and operational costs until it has completed itreorganization plan.

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