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Former trustee’s authority to hire attorneys for estate challenged (access required)

Because employing a law firm on behalf of a bankruptcy estate amounts to acting for the estate, the bankruptcy court must determine whether a Chapter 11 trustee has standing to hire professional persons on behalf of an estate after the bankruptcy proceedings have converted from Chapter 11 to Chapter 13. Background The appeal from the bankruptcy court ...