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In re T&B Mortg. Corp.

The moving creditor sought the allowance and payment, as a chapter 7 administrative expense, of attorney's fees and expenses in the amount of $ 9,084.53 it incurred in pursuing a pre-petition fraudulent conveyance action that was subsequently removed to federal court, pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 503(b)(3) and (4).
Ruling: 
Attorneys' fees in fraudulent conveyance action recoverable as administrative expense claim only to the extent incurred postpetition.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 27,2008, LexisNexis #0808-011

In re Rowe Furniture Inc.

A creditor filed proofs of claim in the bankruptcy case of a bankruptcy debtor's parent company, and the claims bar date in the debtor's case passed before the parent company successfully objected to the creditor's claims on the ground that the claims were filed in the wrong case. The creditor moved to allow the claims as amendments to the timely filed claims in the parent company's case, or as deemed filed in the debtor's case.
Ruling: 
Timely claim wrongly filed in case of debtor's parent could not be allowed in debtor's case where bar date had passed.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on May 08,2008, LexisNexis #0608-040

In re U.S. Airways Inc.

Before the court were cross-motions for summary judgment on the objection of the reorganized debtors to Claim No. 3498 filed by a claimant for retiree benefits.
Ruling: 
Creditor's claim for benefits pursuant to prepetition settlement was discharged upon plan confirmation.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 27,2008, LexisNexis #0508-034

In re Rowe Furniture Inc.

Before the court were three motions by a claimant, a distressed debt buyer, to allow a total of thirteen claims it filed after the claims bar date in the aggregate amount of $ 196,589 as amendments of claims that were timely-filed in the related case of debtor's parent holding company. The motion was opposed by the chapter 7 trustee.
Ruling: 
Objection to debtor's sale of assets was sufficient to constitute informal proof of claim.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 04,2008, LexisNexis #0508-007