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By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Trustee’s percentage fee in case dismissed preconfirmation. Affirming, the district court held that the Chapter 13 trustee was entitled to a percentage fee calculated on “all payment received” by the trustee, even though the case was dismissed prior to confirmation. Reviewing opinions that had attempted to harmonize 28 U.S.C. § 586(e) and 11 U.S.C. § 1326, the court found § 586 ambiguous for failure to define “all payments received . . . under plans,” and the court found “scant evidence of legislative intent.” The court then found that “amounts . . .

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