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Plan Confirmation

‘Disinterestedness’ Governs Approval of a Future Claimants’ Representative

Negotiating a prepackaged asbestos plan and having been paid by the debtor does not disqualify a future claimants’ representative under the disinterestedness standard.
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Debtors’ Attorneys Are Paid in Chapter 13 Before Secured Creditors

Indiana bankruptcy and district judges rule that secured lenders are only entitled to ‘adequate protection’ until the debtor’s counsel’s allowed fees have been paid in full.

Separate Classification of a Child’s Student Loan Barred in a Chapter 13 Plan

Factors in permitting separate classification of debts include moral obligation and tangible benefit.

Another Court Limits ‘Related To’ Jurisdiction Based on Indemnification Claims

W.R. Grace makes more law on channeling injunctions.
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Sixth Circuit Might Rule on Deductions for Contributions to Retirement Accounts

Courts are split on whether chapter 13 debtors may deduct voluntary contributions to retirement accounts from ‘disposable income.’

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