Removing and discharging a trustee are not synonymous, Houston judge rules.
To avoid dismissal, a complaint must allege each officer’s acts that breached fiduciary duty.
Potential harm to the debtor is not a factor in deciding to avoid an unperfected lien.
Court shows antipathy to all theories seeking allowance of fees incurred in collecting fees.
Lawyers can’t be reimbursed for advancing filing fees through fee applications or ‘no-look’ fees.
After rehearing, the Fifth Circuit rediscovers the snapshot rule by giving finality to exemptions in chapter 7.
Petition characterizes Fifth Circuit as standing alone by rejecting the ‘snapshot rule' for exemptions.
Fifth Circuit rule effectively precludes selling exempt property until the case is closed, if not later.
A ‘no harm, no foul’ stay violation is harmless error.