Administrative Expense Claims

Eleventh Circuit Takes Sides on Circuit Split by Upholding the 2018 Increase in U.S. Trustee Fees

On an issue the Supreme Court will decide this spring, the Eleventh Circuit broke the tie among the circuits by finding no unconstitutional lack of uniformity when the 2018 increase in U.S. Trustee fees was not immediately applicable in two states with Bankruptcy Administrators.
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Supreme Court to Resolve Circuit Split on the 2018 Increase in U.S. Trustee Fees

The Supreme Court granted certiorari to decide whether the 2018 increase in U.S. Trustee fees violated the Bankruptcy Clause because it was not immediately applicable in two states with Bankruptcy Administrators.

Government Urges Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of the 2018 Increase in U.S. Trustee Fees

The U.S. Solicitor General wants the Supreme Court to resolve a circuit split and decide whether the increase in U.S. Trustee fees violated the Bankruptcy Clause because it was not immediately applicable in two states with bankruptcy administrators.

Lender Was Lucky to Recover Anything on an Unauthorized $5.2 Million Loan

The bankruptcy court was accorded wide discretion in deciding how to treat a $5.2 million loan that was neither disclosed to nor approved by the bankruptcy court.

Supreme Court Update: Equitable Mootness Not Ready for Prime Time

An arbitration case to be argued in November may inform bankruptcy courts whether they must enforce arbitration agreements.

Supreme Court Likely to Tackle 2018 U.S. Trustee Fee Increase

The circuits are now split 2/2 on whether the 2018 increase in U.S. Trustee fees violated the Bankruptcy Clause because the increase didn’t apply immediately in bankruptcy administrator districts.
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Circuit Split on U.S. Trustee Fees Likely Won’t Reach the Supreme Court Until Fall 2022

Judge Hoffman sets up Sixth Circuit to opine on the circuit split regarding the constitutionality of the 2018 increase in fees for the U.S. Trustee system.

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