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Lawyer Can't Get Paid From Pre – Filing Retainer (access required)

A lawyer for a Chapter 7 debtor may not be paid from the bankruptcy estate, or from a retainer the debtor provided prior to the case being first filed under Chapter 11, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. An appellate panel reversed an Abingdon federal district judge's decision last year to allow payment ...

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