Seventh Circuit to Rule on Paying ‘13’ Trustees if Dismissal Precedes Confirmation

Within the next year, four circuits will have ruled on a split where some lower courts pay chapter 13 trustees and others don’t when dismissal precedes confirmation.

Tenth Circuit Doesn’t Pay ‘13’ Trustee if Dismissal Precedes Confirmation

The first court of appeals to rule on a question where lower courts are split, the Tenth Circuit finds the statute unambiguous and requires a chapter 13 trustee to disgorge his or her fee if the case is dismissed before confirmation.