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By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Administrative expense allowed to attorney for substantial contribution in Chapter 13 case. The district court affirmed allowance to a law firm for administrative expense under § 503(b)(3)(D) for its substantial contribution to a case by its successful objection to an exemption claim in annuities. The law firm had represented the Chapter 7 trustee prior to conversion of the case to Chapter 13 and had objected to the exemption in the Chapter 7 phase of the case. On conversion, the law firm was a creditor for unpaid fees . . .

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