Lawyers for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. yesterday disputed an argument made by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in November that the judge overseeing Lehman's bankruptcy proceedings should appoint a trustee to oversee the company's estate.

But the lawyers did agree that it would be "appropriate" for the court to appoint an examiner with power to investigate various claims, including those of financial transfers between Lehman affiliated companies before the Sept. 15 bankruptcy filing.

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