From the Editor – Claims

By The Honorable William Houston Brown (Retired)

Unpaid filing fee in prior case was unsecured claim. The Chapter 13 trustee moved for authority to pay unpaid filing fee from prior case, but Court denied that to the extent the motion sought payment ahead of unsecured creditors. The unpaid filing fee was nothing more than a general unsecured claim in the current case, payable pari passu with other unsecured claims. In re Johnson, 607 B.R. 250 (Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2019).

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