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Administrative Expense Claims

Ninth Circuit Requires Explicit Objection to Avoid Forfeiting an Appeal

Ethical issues abound when a committee counsel’s own financial interest conflicts with its client’s interests.
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Specific Request Required for ‘Admin’ Claim after Contract Rejection

A creditor’s expenses in removing its equipment after contract rejection is not entitled to administrative status.

Chapter 13 Discharges Post-Filing Condo Assessments in the Ninth Circuit

Circuit court bases its decision on the omission of Section 523(a)(16) from Section 1328(a).
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Courts Split on Paying Chapter 13 Debtor’s Counsel if Conversion Precedes Confirmation

Arizona judge declines to expand Harris v. Viegelahn to cases when conversion precedes confirmation.
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New Jevic Settlement Fails, Making Supreme Court’s Reversal More Costly

Unlike Rodney Dangerfield, Jevic workers get respect when Delaware judge rejects a new settlement they dislike.
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Debtor’s Chapter 13 Counsel Properly Stiffed for End-of-Case Fees

Practice point: Be sure that a chapter 13 discharge excepts debtor’s unpaid counsel fees.
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Contract Wages for Executives Are Not Presumptively Allowable Postpetition, BAP Says

An executive with a rejected contract must prove value to have an allowable administrative claim, 9th Circuit BAP says.
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