August 4, 2021
The Ninth Circuit BAP joins the minority on an issue that’s headed for the court of appeals.
July 21, 2021
Judge Hoffman sets up Sixth Circuit to opine on the circuit split regarding the constitutionality of the 2018 increase in fees for the U.S. Trustee system.
July 15, 2021
Section 330(a)(4)(B) is an exception to the American Rule and the notion that administrative expenses must benefit the estate, not just the debtor.
July 7, 2021
A standard provision in a trust indenture meant no recovery for the indenture trustee’s attorneys.
June 25, 2021
Courts are continuing to grapple with bifurcated fee arrangements allowing chapter 7 debtors to pay the entire fee after filing.
June 21, 2021
Local or state bar groups should work up standard-form retainer agreements and disclosures to facilitate bifurcated fee arrangements.
June 16, 2021
So long as there was no delay in filing the retention application, Judge Tighe identified statutory and practical reasons for allowing compensation for services rendered before entry of a retention order.
May 27, 2021
The Second Circuit split with the Fourth and Fifth Circuits by holding that the increase in fees for the U.S. Trustee system was unconstitutional because it was not imposed simultaneously in the two states with bankruptcy administrators.
May 6, 2021
Section 1326(a)(2) by itself does not bar garnishment of funds held by a trustee on dismissal before confirmation.
May 3, 2021
Dissenters in the Fourth and Fifth Circuits evidently believe that the dual U.S. Trustee/Bankruptcy Administrator system is unconstitutional.