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Debtors’ Attorneys Are Paid in Chapter 13 Before Secured Creditors

Indiana bankruptcy and district judges rule that secured lenders are only entitled to ‘adequate protection’ until the debtor’s counsel’s allowed fees have been paid in full.

Courts Split on Arbitrating Dischargeability of Student Loans

Supreme Court’s Epic decision may end up forcing debtors to arbitrate dischargeability of loans.

Disgorgement by Professionals Is Not Required in an Administrative Insolvency

Jevic doesn’t mandate forcing professionals to disgorge interim allowances to achieve a pro rata distribution to administrative claimants in an administrative insolvency.

Courts Split over Interest on Unsecured Claims in 100% Chapter 13 Plans

‘Value’ doesn’t mean ‘present value’ in Section 1325(b)(1)(A), Judge Lorch says.

Inventory Liens Always Prevail over Reclamation Claims, Indianapolis Judge Says

BAPCPA amendments were a mess but cleaned up one issue on reclamation, according to Judge Graham.

Bankruptcy Court Sometimes Lacks Jurisdiction over Tax Disputes, Judge Rules

‘Related to’ jurisdiction arises only if unsecured creditors are affected, judge holds.