In re Smith

Ruling: 
Debtor allowed administrative expense claim for fees and costs of lawsuit that benefitted the estate.
Procedural posture: 
The court supplemented its previous findings of fact and conclusions of law concerning the application for administrative expenses in the amount of $ 15,158.73, including $ 3,930.70 in attorneys fees and expenses and $ 7,200.00 in expert consultant fees, filed by the debtor pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 503(b). The debtor incurred the expenses while the estate was closed, prior to the case being reopened upon discovery of the underlying lawsuit.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on November 25,2008, LexisNexis #0109-045