Law v. Siegel didn’t insulate professionals from disgorging interim fee awards.
With no circuit authority, lower courts are split on the fate of standing trustees’ fees when a chapter 13 case is dismissed before confirmation.
Lawyers can’t be reimbursed for advancing filing fees through fee applications or ‘no-look’ fees.
Baker Botts v. ASARCO doesn’t prohibit retention agreements allowing fees for defense of fees, judge holds.
Judge uses legislative history because Section 1114 is ambiguous.
Priority skipping permitted as part of final approval of DIP financing.
Third party liability for attorneys’ fees can leave debtor’s counsel in a worse position following nonpayment.