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Trustee Ordered to Disgorge Fees for Failing to Pay the U.S. Trustee’s Fees

The power to order disgorgement of fees arose under Section 105(a), not from Sections 330 or 331.

Sanctions of $150,000 Upheld Against Nationwide Consumer Firm

When $50,000 in sanctions were not enough to coerce compliance with the Code and Rules, the Eleventh Circuit upheld $150,000 in sanctions for a second violation.
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No ‘Core’ Jurisdiction to Protect Nondebtors with Injunctions, N.Y. District Judge Says

New York district judge differs with the Third Circuit on a bankruptcy court’s constitutional power to issue nondebtor, third-party releases.

Seventh Circuit Bars ‘Objector Blackmail’ in a Class Settlement

The Seventh Circuit uses broad equitable powers to prevent one member of a class from receiving a settlement when appealing an issue applicable to the entire class.
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Fifth Circuit Bans Molina Provisions in Chapter 13 Plans

Court cannot impose a nonstatutory provision on a chapter 13 ‘full payment’ plan that restricts the debtor’s right to modify a confirmed plan.
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Stripping Down a Mortgage on a Mixed-Use Property Under the SBRA

A New York court allows a chapter 11 case pending for 15 months to redesignate for treatment under the Small Business Reorganization Act.

Lack of Familiarity with PACER Is No Excuse for a Late Filing

Filing with PACER should be left to the experts, by which we mean paralegals.
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