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November 7, 2017
Elizabeth C. Wiggins

This repository of materials was developed as a companion to the manual, Navigating Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code, to provide courts with examples of case documents and other resource materials related to issues likely to arise in Chapter 9 cases.

April 25, 2005
Alan Hirsch, Diane Sheehey

This monograph explains the doctrinal and case-management aspects of fee awards. It analyzes the law of attorneys' fee awards under fee-shifting statutes, the common fund doctrine and its offspring, and the substantial benefit doctrine, and addresses an issue of special significance to bankruptcy courts―the propriety of sua sponte review of fee petitions. It also presents a selection of case-management strategies, based on interviews with judges, attorneys, U.S. trustees, and others.

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January 1, 1994
Alan Hirsch, Diane Sheehey

A monograph about the doctrinal and case-management aspects of fee awards. It analyzes the law of attorneys' fee awards under fee-shifting statutes, the common fund doctrine and its offspring, and the substantial benefit doctrine, and addresses an issue of special significance to bankruptcy courts--the propriety of sua sponte review of fee petitions. It also presents a selection of case-management strategies, based on interviews with judges, attorneys, U.S.trustees, and others.

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January 1, 1986
Alan J. Tomkins, Thomas E. Willging

An examination of how attorney fee petitions are administered in the English taxing master system, the Alaskan state courts, and the U.S. district courts. The authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various procedures so that federal courts facing increased filings of attorney fee petitions can make informed policy choices.

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