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Houston Judge Rejects the Jay Alix Protocol, Allows Retention Under Section 327(a)

Bankruptcy Judge David Jones finds the Jay Alix Protocol to be ‘completely unnecessary.’

Judge Shefferly Confines Viegelahn to Its Facts

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

Tenth Circuit Strictly Reads Section 326(a) Regarding a Trustee’s Right to Compensation

Successful liquidation doesn’t automatically mean maximum compensation.
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Barton Doctrine Didn’t Protect a Special Master from a Preference Suit

Judge Brown of Denver elucidates a third exception to the Barton doctrine barring suits against court-appointed officials.
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No Fees for a Chapter 13 Trustee in a Case Dismissed Before Confirmation

Trustees in chapter 12 fare better than chapter 13 trustees if a case is dismissed before confirmation.
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