Administrative Expense Claims

The Best Opinion Yet Ordering Refunds for Overpayment of U.S. Trustee Fees

All three courts to confront the question have now ordered the government to refund overpayments of U.S. Trustee fees.

DIP Counsel’s Right to Compensation Ends Immediately on a Trustee’s Appointment

Appealing an order appointing a chapter 11 trustee does not entitle the DIP’s counsel to compensation pending appeal, Judge Klein says.

Two Circuits Now Require Refunds for Overpayment of U.S. Trustee Fees

The Second Circuit essentially reissued its original decision from last year by again requiring the U.S. Trustee to refund the overpayment of unconstitutional fees.
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Second Circuit Says Orderly Liquidation Value Is Proper for a Retailer in Chapter 11

The Second Circuit adapts Rash to value the lender’s collateral in chapter 11 where there was a going-concern sale.
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Otherwise Valid Post-Petition Claims Sometimes Won’t Qualify for Administrative Status

Judge Sarah Hall declined to expand the exception in Reading for post-petition claims to have administrative status.

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