In re Garris

Ruling: 
Bankruptcy court could not compel trustee to pay legal fees directly to debtors' attorneys pursuant to "assignment of rights" signed by debtor.
Issue: 
Whether a bankruptcy trustee was allowed, under an "assignment of rights" chapter 13 debtors signed before their case was dismissed, to pay legal fees the debtors owed to their counsel instead of returning money he received from the debtors to the debtors.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 05,2013, LexisNexis #0913-134