February 2007

Debtor/Creditor NewsMag
A publication of the Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
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In this Issue of NewsMag

THE LAW
     -  Decisions of the Local Bankruptcy Courts and 6th Circuit
        By: Laura J. Eisele of Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC

MORTGAGE AVOIDANCE ACTIONS
     - Michigan Supreme Court Denies Certification
        By: Brendan G. Best of Dykema Gossett PLLC

THE BUILDING CONTRACT FUND ACT and 523(a)(4)
     - An Issue Long Glossed Over
        By: Thomas R. Morris of Silverman & Morris, PLLC

DANGERS OF DOING BUSINESS AS COUNSEL FOR CHAPTER 11 DEBTOR:
       - The Disgorgement of Professional Fees in Administratively Insolvent Cases
          By: Deborah Kovsky-Apap of Pepper Hamilton, LLP

MUST DOMESTIC SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS BE PAID PRIOR TO DEBTOR'S
ATTORNEY FEES AND SECURED CLAIMS IN A CHAPTER 13 PLAN?

         By: Charles J. Schneider

CONFLICTING DECISIONS ON THE SAME STATUTES
     - The Practitioner's Dilemma
        By: Martin L. Fried of Goldstein Bershad Fried & Lieberman, PC

JUDGES' CORNER
      -   Western District Announces Judicial Liaison Program
      -   Eastern District Seeks Comment on Revisions to Bankruptcy Court Rules
      -   Judge McIvor Gives Notice of Recusal
      -   Eastern District Amends Fee App Rules for Chapter 13
      -   Eastern District Revises Bankruptcy Cover Sheet and Order Confirming Plan

COMMITTEE NOTES
      - BAPCPA Seminar Materials Available
      - Summary of Jan 10 Meeting of Debtor Creditor Committee

ANNOUNCEMENTS
     - Upcoming Seminars: Consumer Bankruptcy Association Announces Nuts & Bolts Seminar

ARCHIVES
       September 2006 Issue of NewsMag

Links

Eastern District Bankruptcy Court State Bar of Michigan
Western District Bankruptcy Court State Bar Member Directory
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Business Law Section
PACER - All Courts Debtor / Creditor Rights Committee

Articles Welcome

The Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee presents articles of interest to the Michigan practitioner including a brief synopsis of Michigan BAPCPA cases, both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy Michigan Creditor Rights decisions, announcements from the Judge's Corner, and Committee News.

We welcome short articles on any topic relating to creditors rights. We know you're busy - we're all busy. That's why we like articles which don't take long to read and don't take long to write. A paragraph or two is just fine. You'll get a byline and we'll get content.

Co- Editors of NewsMag

Martin L. Fried
Goldstein Bershad
Fried & Lieberman, PC
4000 Town Center, Ste 1200
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 355-5300 (tel)
(248) 355-4644 (fax)
Marty@gbfllaw.com

Laura J. Eisele
Kerr, Russell
and Weber, PLC
Detroit Center, Ste 2500
500 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226-3427
(313) 961-0200 (tel)
(313) 961-0388 (fax)
lje@krwlaw.com

Co-Chairs of Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee

Judy B. Calton
Honigman Miller
Schwartz & Cohn, LLP
660 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 465-7344 (tel)
(313) 465- 7345 (fax)
jcalton@honigman.com
Judith Greenstone Miller
Jaffe, Raitt,
Heuer & Weiss, PC
27777 Franklin Rd, Ste 2500
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 727-1429 (tel)
(248) 351-3082 (fax)
jmiller@jaffelaw.com