April 9, 2021
Incivility may be acceptable in matrimonial matters, but not when the lawyer represents a debtor.
March 12, 2021
Fee allowances aren’t made with the benefit of hindsight, the Fifth Circuit says.
March 11, 2021
Compensation in a bankruptcy case can be based on savings to the estate, not only on cash recoveries by the estate.
March 4, 2021
Deferred payments to unsecured creditors in a chapter 13 plan must equal the present value of the distributions required by the best interests test, Judge Halfenger says.
March 2, 2021
Fee-shifting clause in the lease entitled the debtor to recover $606,000 in attorneys’ fees from the landlord for opposing lease assumption.
January 29, 2021
A contested matter in bankruptcy court isn’t a ‘civil action’ allowing the debtor to recover attorneys’ fees from the U.S. Trustee under the Equal Access to Justice Act.
January 22, 2021
Long Island judge follows ‘Burt’ Lifland and rules that a secured creditor is not entitled to adequate protections for periods of time before filing a motion giving rise to adequate protection.
December 10, 2020
Section 326(b) could have been (incorrectly) read to mean that non-standing subchapter V trustees are not entitled to compensation.
December 7, 2020
An oversecured lender may not be entitled to a fee allowance from the estate that a private client might be willing to pay.
December 4, 2020
The Fifth Circuit and now the Court of Claims found no constitutional flaw in the 2017 increase in fees paid by chapter 11 debtors to the U.S. Trustee system.