Bankruptcy Courts Have Jurisdiction and Power to Compel Payment of Counsel Fees

The Ninth Circuit BAP says that 28 U.S.C. § 1334(e)(2) gives bankruptcy courts exclusive jurisdiction with regard to disputes over fee allowances.

Shareholder Standing Scrutinized in a Case that Presages Truck Insurance

Can Section 327(c) be unconstitutional as applied if it deprives shareholders of standing when the estate might be solvent?

Another Judge Rules that Federal Bankruptcy Law Preempts Delaware Law on LLCs

Like Bankruptcy Judge Lopez in Houston, Delaware’s Judge Goldblatt decided that Delaware law governing LLCs can’t eliminate rights that are fundamental in federal bankruptcy law.

U.S. Trustee Rebuffed in Objecting to Rates Higher than Local Rates

‘National’ rates higher than ‘local’ rates can be locked in by retention orders under Section 328(a).