The debtor’s bad faith chapter 13 filings convinced Judge Hall to allow garnishment of funds held by the trustee after dismissal.
An arbitration case to be argued in November may inform bankruptcy courts whether they must enforce arbitration agreements.
Curiously, bifurcated fee arrangements are sometimes permitted in the Eastern District of Kentucky.
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.
The Ninth Circuit BAP joins the minority on an issue that’s headed for the court of appeals.