Surrey Inv. Servs. v. Smith

Ruling: 
Debtor not entitled to credit for attorney's fees incurred between closing and reopening of case.
Procedural posture: 
A creditor and a chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee sought review of a decision of a bankruptcy court, which determined that appellee debtor was entitled to a credit for allowed administrative expenses pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 503(b)(1)(A). The creditor had sued the debtor in state court, and the debtor had filed counterclaims, but failed to disclose this cause of action in his chapter 7 petition.
Issue: 
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on October 16,2009, LexisNexis #1109-074