Seventh Circuit Agrees with Ninth and Tenth

In Marshall v Johnson, 2004 WL 1953490 (7th Cir. May 3, 2024), the Seventh Circuit agreed with the holdings from the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, In re Doll, 57 F.4th 1129 (10th Cir. 2023), and In re Evans, 69 F.4th 1101 (9th Cir. 2023).  Under these decisions, Chapter 13 trustees may not retain fees when the case is dismissed prior to confirmation.

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