In re Machine Maintenance Specialists Inc.

Ruling: 
Debtors' attorneys who never filed application for approval to represent debtor ordered to turn over retainer.
Procedural posture: 
A United States Trustee (UST) filed a motion for an order compelling attorneys who acted as a debtor's chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel before his case was converted to chapter 7 to turn over property of the estate, their retainer, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 542(a). One of the attorneys filed a motion for approval of employment of counsel for debtor nunc pro tunc due to extraordinary circumstances.
Issue: 
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on November 16,2010, LexisNexis #0111-058