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Judge Pamela S. Hollis

In Re Renee Jackson
October 21, 2004

00 B 24953

Confirmation of a chapter 13 plan, alone, does not value individual assets scheduled by debtor. Bankruptcy Court must hold a hearing to expressly value an asset for purposes of 348(f) of the bankruptcy code.

Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar

04 B 35254

In re Allan M. Olbur
October 1, 2004

03 B 13958, 03 A 02190

In re Richard Myung Park
September 13, 2004

04 B 02337, 04 A 02630

In re David D. Quimby
September 2, 2004

04 B 10026, 04 A 03105

In re GGSI Liquidation, Inc
September 1, 2004

01 B 31747, 03 A 03849

Judge Eugene R. Wedoff

In re UAL Corporation
September 20, 2004

00 B 73447

Judge Jacqueline P. Cox

In re Griffin
August 26, 2004

04 B 19670

Through counsel, the chapter 7 debtors moved to redeem a vehicle under § 722. The court granted the motion but requested that counsel provide the court with additional information on the fee arrangement between the debtors and the debtors’ counsel. Supplemental documents revealed that (1) although the bankruptcy case was not filed until May 20, 2004, counsel began billing for the motion on February 8, 2004; and (2) a tripartite arrangement existed between the debtors, debtors’ counsel and a third party where the third party made a post-petition loan to the debtors to pay counsel for the pre-petition debt created by counsel’s pre-petition retainer agreement with the debtors and to redeem the vehicle from the secured creditor. The court found that the additional revenue from the redemption motion was not voluntarily disclosed to the court. The court concluded that counsel was not entitled to a fee for bringing the motion to redeem.

Judge Jack B. Schmetterer

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