Practice point: Be sure that a chapter 13 discharge excepts debtor’s unpaid counsel fees.
Montana judge cuts committee counsel’s interim allowance to rates charged by debtor’s counsel.
Jewel has now been formally rejected in New York and California. Washington, D.C. is next.
District judge changes local practice in the bankruptcy court on interim awards in chapter 13.
Local lawyers were also caught up in the maelstrom caused by a ‘nationwide’ firm that skirted bankruptcy law and rules.