Substantial Contribution Claims

By Nicholas Miller, Third-Year Student, University of Texas School of Law, and Madison Haueisen, Second-Year Student, University of Texas School of Law

The second issue at hand in this year’s Duberstein moot court problem involves a matter of statutory interpretation—specifically, whether §503(b) of the Bankruptcy Code allows a creditor to recover costs and expenses incurred in making a substantial contribution to the bankruptcy estate in a case under chapter 7.

The Argument Against Allowing Substantial Contribution Administrative Expenses in Cases Other Than Chapter 9 and 11

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