Special counsel unfamiliar with bankruptcy procedures weren’t excused from the requirement to file a final fee application by the deadline.
Had Congress considered the facts that were before Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth Brown, it surely would have written the statute differently, this writer believes.
A hybrid contract covering both goods and services is accorded priority status under Section 503(b)(9) only for the value of the goods, even if the contract primarily involved the sale of goods.
District judge in Colorado sides with the majority and doesn’t allow a chapter 13 trustee to be paid if dismissal occurs before plan confirmation.
A fast-food worker can (conceivably) qualify as a small business debtor under Subchapter V, according to Bankruptcy Judge Thomas B. McNamara.
Judge McNamara of Denver allowed chapter 13 debtors to keep all of a $46,500 personal injury settlement received before filing.
The contemnor shoulders the burden of showing ‘uncertainty’ under the Taggart standard for contempt, Judge Barnes says.
Another judge follows statutory language that didn’t achieve the result Congress probably intended.
The UCC protects retainers in the hands of lawyers from secured lenders bent on glomming their collateral.
Lower courts are split on whether an exempt asset is included in the calculation of “projected disposable income” in chapter 13.