§ 327(e)

Sanasy, In re

Ruling: 
Trustee's application to employ law firm as special counsel in fraudulent transfer proceedingdenied where law firm had interest adverse to debtor. (Bankr. D. Me.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on February 14,2019, LexisNexis #0319-075

Helicraft Holdings, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Counsel's fees attributable to debtor's reorganization efforts were not recoverable as thecounsel was approved for non-bankruptcy legal work. (Bankr. D. Mont.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on October 18,2017, LexisNexis #1117-093

Lightning Dock Geothermal Hi-01, LLC, In re

Ruling: 
Objection to employment of law firm as special counsel was overruled as there was no conflict of interest where counsel's representation was limited to specific matters which excluded general bankruptcy services. (Bankr. D.N.M.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on June 08,2017, LexisNexis #0717-036

In re Garcia

Ruling: 
Debtor warranted to employ special counsel because employment of the counsel was in thebest interest of the estate. (Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on December 22,2016, LexisNexis #0117-094

Kingdom Fresh Produce, Inc. v. Stokes Law Office, L.L.P. (In re Delta Produce, L.P.)

Ruling: 
District court lacked jurisdiction in vacating the bankruptcy court's orders awarding interimfees to a special counsel. (5th Cir.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 21,2016, LexisNexis #0117-063

In re Licking River Mining, LLC

Ruling: 
Law firm disqualified from representing trustee as previous client's abuse of power caused thedebtors' breach of fiduciary duty. (Bankr. E.D. Ky.)
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 14,2016, LexisNexis #0117-036

In re Herring

Ruling: 
Continued employment of trustee’s special counsel after change of firms approved. (S.D. Tex.)
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on September 20,2016, LexisNexis #1016-039

Kingdom Fresh Produce Inc. v. Stokes Law office L.L.P. (In re Delta Produce L.P.)

Ruling: 
District court order vacating final special counsel's fee award for litigating Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act claims affirmed.
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on March 11,2016, LexisNexis #0416-003

In re Hamilton

A bankruptcy debtor owed an amount to counsel for services provided by counsel prior to the debtor's bankruptcy petition, and the debtor sought to employ counsel to represent the debtor in a pending state-court litigation. The debtor moved to assume an executory contract with counsel and to employ counsel as special counsel in the litigation.
Ruling: 
Debtor could employ prepetition counsel to handle state court litigation assuming existing executory contract.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on June 27,2012, LexisNexis #0712-074

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