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Fourth Circuit Stands Alone in Limiting Chapter 13 Plan Modifications

Eleventh Circuit joins the majority of circuits by holding that unforeseen, changed circumstances are not required to modify a chapter 13 plan.
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Federal Income Taxes for a ‘Straddle Year’ Are Administrative Priority Claims

On an issue with no appellate authority, a Delaware district judge rules that federal income taxes are administrative claims if filing occurs before the year’s end.
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Judge Shefferly Confines Viegelahn to Its Facts

If a chapter 13 plan isn’t confirmed, the debtor’s counsel is paid.

2% of Increased U.S. Trustee Fees Held Unconstitutional

Florida judge largely agrees with a Delaware judge by holding that the increase in fees for the U.S. Trustee program is neither impermissibly retroactive nor unconstitutional, mostly speaking.

Judge Finds a Workaround to Avoid Using Nunc Pro Tunc Retentions

Judge Grossman finds a way to grant allowances of compensation for services performed before the entry of a retention order.

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