Debtor’s counsel can’t recover prefiling expenses in a ‘no money down’ bankruptcy in the W.D. La.
Circuits are split on requiring use of leased equipment before allowing an administrative claim.
District judge changes local practice in the bankruptcy court on interim awards in chapter 13.
The exaction for failure to purchase health insurance under the ACA is a tax for constitutional purposes but not a tax under the Bankruptcy Code, New Orleans judge rules.
Lawyers can’t be reimbursed for advancing filing fees through fee applications or ‘no-look’ fees.
Harris v. Viegelahn extended from chapter 13 conversions to dismissals.
Ninth Circuit BAP is a better venue for individuals converting from ‘11’ to ‘7.’
Conclusory allegation about insolvency doesn’t overcome a 10-K showing solvency.
District judge prescribes local rule for bankruptcy courts.
Exemption value to be decided at a ‘one-shot’ public auction.