In re Licking River Mining, LLC

(Bankr. E.D. Ky. Dec. 14, 2016)

The bankruptcy court grants the U.S. Trustee’s motion to disqualify the law firm from representing the trustee in certain adversary proceedings. The firm was retained pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 327(e). However, after the court approved the firm’s employment, the firm supplemented its initial disclosures, stating it had previously represented certain parties adverse to the trustee in the adversary proceedings. The court finds that the prior representation created a conflict of interest and thus the firm must be disqualified in those actions. Opinion below.

Judge: Wise


Author: Matt Lindblom