Administrative Expense Claims

Increasing Debtor’s Profit or Revenue Isn’t Required to Establish an ‘Admin’ Claim

An administrative creditor isn’t a ‘guarantor’ of the success of the project, Delaware’s Bankruptcy Judge Goldblatt says.

Circuits Are Now Split on the Constitutionality of the 2018 Increase in U.S. Trustee Fees

The Second Circuit split with the Fourth and Fifth Circuits by holding that the increase in fees for the U.S. Trustee system was unconstitutional because it was not imposed simultaneously in the two states with bankruptcy administrators.
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Another Circuit Upholds the 2018 Increase in U.S. Trustee Fees

Dissenters in the Fourth and Fifth Circuits evidently believe that the dual U.S. Trustee/Bankruptcy Administrator system is unconstitutional.
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A District Court Rules that the U.S. Trustee Fee Increase Isn’t Retroactive

California district judge sides with the dissenter in the Fifth Circuit in saying that the parallel systems of U.S. Trustees and Bankruptcy Administrators violates the Bankruptcy Clause of the Constitution.

Third Circuit Resurrects an ‘Admin’ Claim When the Stalking Horse Had No Breakup Fee

The Third Circuit found loopholes in the purchase agreement permitting the buyer to assert an administrative claim, even though the breakup fee was disallowed.
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Court of Claims Upholds Fee Increase for U.S. Trustee System

The Fifth Circuit and now the Court of Claims found no constitutional flaw in the 2017 increase in fees paid by chapter 11 debtors to the U.S. Trustee system.
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