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Post date: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The McDermott International bankruptcy plan had already been confirmed by the time the hearing was held on the retention applications described herein.[1] The Honorable David R.

Post date: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama recently issued a reminder for all attorneys trying to ensure payment for their work.[1] The warning? Exercise a little common sense, practice a little professional courtesy, and don’t jump right into litigation.

Post date: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Section 523(a)(7) excepts from bankruptcy discharge a debt “to the extent such debt is for a fine, penalty, or forfeiture payable to and for the benefit of a governmental unit, and is not compensation for actual pecuniary loss.”[1] The law is clear that restitution payments constitute debts excepted from discharge under Section 523(a)(

Post date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

COVID-19 has catapulted us into a world in which virtually all legal services are conducted online. Ethics rules require lawyers to maintain competence, and many states require lawyers to stay abreast of relevant technology.

Post date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of workers to work remotely — resulting in a drastic increase in videoconferencing.

Post date: Monday, May 04, 2020

Courts rarely grant motions for reconsideration, but the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware did just that in the context of fee-shifting sanctions in In re NNN 400 Capital Center 16, LLC.[1] While the court ultimately upheld the sanctions, it provided a thorough analysis of a court’s ability to shift fees.

Post date: Monday, May 04, 2020

According to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, if pre-petition attorney’s fees are included in the mortgage creditor’s proof of claim, contemporaneous time records are required to establish the reasonableness of those fees.

Post date: Monday, May 04, 2020

In order for a trustee to surcharge expenses under § 506(c), he “must prove that [his] expenses were reasonable, necessary, and provided a quantifiable benefit” to the secured creditors property.[1] The trustee must show some benefit sufficient for surcharge under this objective test, identify the specific expenses, tie them to specifi

Post date: Monday, March 09, 2020

A recent decision by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah[1] is a cautionary tale for senior-level employees that are considering leaving their employment and taking employees and business to a competitor. It is also a primer for an employer who has to pursue its claim against the departing employee in bankruptcy court.

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Ms. B. Summer Chandler
Co-Chair
LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Baton Rouge, LA
(404) 307-2754

Mr. Adam D. Herring
Co-Chair
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Atlanta, GA
(404) 322-6143

Ms. Daniela Mondragon
Communications Manager
Reed Smith LLP
Houston, TX
(713) 469-3622

Ms. Leanne McKnight Prendergast
Education Director
Pierson Ferdinand LLP
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 479-6612

Ms. Hayley J. Franklin
Newsletter Editor
Stewart Robbins Brown & Altazan
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 571-8414

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