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For fee, legal work must benefit debtors' estate (access required)

A lawyer cannot collect a fee for representing a debtor in a dischargeability proceeding without first showing that his services benefitted the bankruptcy estate, a federal district court judge in Alexandria has ruled. In a case of first impression, the court said that requiring a showing of some benefit to the estate as a prerequisite to ...