(Bankr. W.D. Ky. Aug. 20, 2014)
The bankruptcy court denies the debtor’s motion to employ an auctioneer nunc pro tunc. The court states that only the trustee has the authority to seek approval of an auctioneer. The debtor’s prior employment of the auctioneer had failed to give the court the opportunity to perform an appropriate screening, verify the necessity of the appointment, and limit expenses to the estate, and thus it was not appropriate to approve such prior employment. Opinion below.