Bankruptcy Courts Have Jurisdiction and Power to Compel Payment of Counsel Fees

The Ninth Circuit BAP says that 28 U.S.C. § 1334(e)(2) gives bankruptcy courts exclusive jurisdiction with regard to disputes over fee allowances.

U.S. Trustee Rebuffed in Objecting to Rates Higher than Local Rates

‘National’ rates higher than ‘local’ rates can be locked in by retention orders under Section 328(a).