Ethics

A DIP’s Lawyer Can Later Become Adverse to a Chapter 11 Liquidating Trust

Judge David Thuma explains why a chapter 11 debtor in possession and a subsequent liquidating trust are different clients for the purpose of a conflict analysis, at least when the committee has confirmed a liquidating plan.

A Two-Year Delay in Filing a Retention Application Resulted in Denial of Fees

Pittsburgh Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Taddonio says that lawyers must search in PACER before signing up a new client.

Two Circuits Now Require Refunds for Overpayment of U.S. Trustee Fees

The Second Circuit essentially reissued its original decision from last year by again requiring the U.S. Trustee to refund the overpayment of unconstitutional fees.
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