In re Engman

Pre 2005-Act: 
Pre 2005-Act
Trustee could not settle with lienholders over objections of debtor and unsecured creditors.
Procedural posture: 
A chapter 7 trustee sought approval pursuant to Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9019(a) of settlements reached by him with various lienholders and the co-owners of property in which the bankruptcy estate also held an interest, and the authority to make distributions on account of those liens and co-interests. The debtor and an unsecured creditor objected. The court issued a scheduling order setting out the standard to be used in considering the request.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 08,2008, LexisNexis #0109-104