In re Clinton County Hospital, Inc.

(Bankr. W.D. Ky. Sep. 3, 2015)

The bankruptcy court denies the debtor’s motion to employ the law firm as special counsel nunc pro tunc. The debtor sought to employ the firm for its expertise in a particular area of law. However, the motion was filed eight months after the bankruptcy was commenced. Thus, while the motion met many of the factors necessary to employ a professional under 11 U.S.C. § 327, the delay in filing the motion was not satisfactorily explained to the court. Thus, the motion is denied. Opinion below.

2015-09-03 – in re clinton county hospital

Author: Matt Lindblom

In re Davidson

(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.

2014-08-20 – in re davidson