Professional Compensation/Fees

Barton Didn’t Stop Creditors from Garnishing a Chapter 13 Trustee After Dismissal

The debtor’s bad faith chapter 13 filings convinced Judge Hall to allow garnishment of funds held by the trustee after dismissal.

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.

Bifurcated Fee Arrangements Barred in Western District of Kentucky

Curiously, bifurcated fee arrangements are sometimes permitted in the Eastern District of Kentucky.

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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Chapter 13 Trustees Are Paid Even if Dismissal Comes Before Confirmation, BAP Says

The Ninth Circuit BAP joins the minority on an issue that’s headed for the court of appeals.
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