Circuit Splits & Hot Topics with Bill Rochelle
Bifurcated Fee Arrangements Now Seem Impossible in South Carolina
Affirming the bankruptcy court, the district court found that bifurcated fees are excessive and that inadequate disclosures violated Sections 526 and 528.
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.
Danger Ahead! Avoiding and Addressing Ethical Landmines in Attorney Engagement and Compensation
Circuit Splits and Hot Topics with Bill Rochelle and Friends
Proceeds from Post-Petition Sales Aren’t to Be Turned Over to the Chapter 13 Trustee
Before confirmation, district judge says that a chapter 13 debtor is only required to turn over disposable income to a trustee, not proceeds from a post-petition sale of property.
Current Events with Bill Rochelle (and Guests!)
Benchnotes May 2023